Manufacturing Engineering I
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduction to manufacturing, Primary and secondary processing of metals, casting, forming, joining of metals.
Machine tools and their automation. Cutting tools and cutting tool materials. Tool behaviour and tool life.
Non-traditional machining processes e.g. electrical discharge machining. Additive processes such as physical
vapour and chemical vapour deposition, etc. 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Computer numerical control of
machine tools. Computer aided design and manufacture. Flexible manufacturing systems. Introduction to
metrology. Measurement of small linear and angular displacements. Surface metrology. Economics of production.
Competitiveness and productivity in production. Costing systems, cost reduction and control, profit
optimisation in manufacturing. Five laboratory sessions run throughout the semester (participation and report
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.