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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Discipline: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Entry Requirements: Minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics, in addition to general entry requirements

Places: 80

CAO Round 1 Points: 240 (2016)

Why Study?

You will learn how machines and other mechanical systems work and how they are designed and controlled - how the gear box, clutch and engine in a car operate, how medical devices are fabricated and designed. What the key properties of the materials used in the manufacture of these components are. 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 twenty-seven to thirty 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.

Programme Modules

Year 1:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Learning and Innovation Skills (LIS)
  • Electrical Science
  • Engineering in Business
  • Mechanical Dissection
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics

Year 2:

  • Control Engineering
  • Mechanics and Properties of Materials
  • Statics & Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Machines
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Project Management

Year 3:

  • Machine Design
  • Heat Transfer
  • Automation & Control
  • Engineering Design
  • Six Sigma
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Instrumentation & Automation
  • Numerical Methods and Programming
  • Work Placement or Project

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work in product and process design, manufacturing, medical device engineering, electronic component manufacturing, facilities engineering, maintenance engineering and energy systems. Some of our graduates find excellent careers in technical sales and customer servicing.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress to the Level 8, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering at GMIT or at other institutions.

Essential Information: 

Students may still opt to graduate with a Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering after completing second year.

Recognition by Professional Bodies
This programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to apply for associate membership.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.

Contact Us


Dr Carine Gachon

Phone: 091-74 2106

E-mail: Carine Gachon