BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Why Study Mechanical Engineering at GMIT?
You will learn how machines and other mechanical systems work and how they are designed and controlled - how do the gear box, clutch and engine in a car operate? how are medical devices fabricated and designed? what are the key properties of the materials used in the manufacture of these components? what methods are used to fabricate and control these products?
The workload is balanced between approximately 50% formal lectures and 50% laboratories and workshop practice. A typical week has anything from 27 to 30 hours of instruction. Tuition is given on the latest CAD packages and leading edge CNC turning and milling machines. Students learn how to work together in teams to accomplish specified goals and targets.
Manufacturing Engineering 1, Computer Aided Design, Learning to Learn, Electrical Instrumentation, Engineering in Business, Mechanical Dissection, Engineering Sciences 1, Mathematics 1, Engineering Sciences 2, Mathematics 2, Control Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering 2, Mathematics 3, Mechanics and Properties of Materials, Statics & Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics 4, Mechanics and Dynamics of Machines, Thermodynamics, Machine Design, Heat Transfer , Automation & Control 1, Engineering Design 1, Project Management, Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Automation and Control 2, Engineering Design 2, Numerical Methods and Programming, and Work Placement or Project.
Our graduates work in product and process design, manufacturing, medical device engineering, electronic component manufacturing, facilities engineering and maintenance engineering. Some of our graduates find excellent careers in technical sales and customer servicing.
Other Essential Information
Students may still opt to graduate with a Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering after completing second year.
Graduates are eligible to apply for associate membership of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.
Graduate may apply for the honours degree level (Level 8) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering at GMIT or at other institutions.