Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineers contribute to the design and manufacture of all types products, ranging from cars to toys, mobile phones and even heating systems.
They work in research & development, manufacturing, maintenance and building services. As a student on the Mechanical Engineering course in GMIT, you will build a fundamental knowledge of engineering science including physics, electrical, chemical and materials engineering. You will learn how to design, manufacture and maintain processes and products that perform efficiently and reliably in everyday use, by focusing on three main areas:
Design using 3D modelling and simulation softwares
Manufacturing technologies and the integration of CAD/CAM
Automation from process control to programming of robotic arms
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, designed and tested; 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.
You will spend 50% of your time in laboratories learning through practical activities in small groups, and 50% in formal lectures. You will also complete group and individual projects, and have an opportunity to go on work placement in Year Three. 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.
Galway City, Dublin Road
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Why Study this course?
Graduates may progress to the Level 8, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering at GMIT or at other institutions
You will spend 50% of your time in laboratories learning through practical activities in small groups, and 50% in formal lectures. You will also complete group and individual projects, and have an opportunity to go on work placement in Year Three
This programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to apply for associate membership