Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Agricultural Engineering
The agri-food sector is one of Ireland's most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, accounting for the employment of around 170,000 people. Enterprise Ireland (EI) has identified Agricultural Machinery as one of the dominant engineering sub sectors within Irish Engineering, recognising this area as having significant growth potential in the coming years. If you have a particular interest in the design, manufacturing, operation and
maintenance of agricultural machineries, then Agricultural Engineering is for you.
Combining Agricultural Science and Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on power, this degree is designed to deliver high-quality engineers to the agricultural and agri-food industry.
Students will gain transferable knowledge and skills in the following areas:
This degree is very hands-on with weekly practicals classes, workshop practice, individual and group projects as well as work placement experience. Over the duration of the programme, each student will receive, on average, 24 hours of tuition per week. Students will be based between the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at GMIT Galway campus and GMIT Mountbellew campus (at Mountbellew
The Level 8 programme has been approved as one of the qualifications which meets the requirements for 'Young Trained Farmer Status' for the purpose of farm inheritance, grant aids, and tax exemptions. In order to comply with the requirements, students will complete an additional 5 credits per year.
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Why Study this course?
This degree is very practical with weekly labs classes, workshop practice, individual and group projects as well as work placement experience
This course has been approved as one of the qualifications which meets the requirements for 'Young Trained Farmer Status'
The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering has strong research connections with local industries