Manufacturing Engineering I

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Manufacturing Engineering I

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Introduction 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
    deemed compulsory).

Course Disclaimer

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.


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