School of Engineering

Training students for careers in building & civil, electronic & electrical and mechanical & industrial engineering

GMIT School of Engineering

Why become an engineer?

Engineers make a difference to people’s lives.

Engineering is about using science and mathematics to solve problems – whether it’s designing a building, building a structure, preventing pollution, or creating advanced technologies.

What are the career prospects?

With the recent upturn in the engineering industry, graduates can expect good starting salaries, and opportunities to progress their careers quickly.

Many engineers go on to hold senior positions in their organisation. In fact, engineering has long been ranked as the most common undergraduate degree among Fortune 500 CEOs. 

Why study engineering at GMIT?

GMIT’s School of Engineering provides a broad range of engineering and technology courses at Higher Certificate, Degree and Honours Degree level, and upskilling opportunities for those already in the workplace.

GMIT’s engineering degrees are accredited by all relevant professional bodies, including Engineers Ireland, the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).

Student Life

Students enjoy a varied education including project-based learning, group work, and a final-year project which is designed to challenge students on real industry problems.

Students can also do work placement modules in Ireland or overseas, or decide to study overseas for a semester in Europe, and North America.

GMIT’s engineering courses fall under one of the following four departments (just click on the links to find out more):

Department of Building & Civil Engineering

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Department of Engineering Apprenticeships

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Professor Graham Heaslip
Head of School of Engineering
Email: graham.heaslip@gmit.ie
Tel:  +353 (0) 91 74 2595
 

School Office

Jacinta Hennelly
Tel: +353 91 742201
Email: Jacinta Hennelly

Paula Melady
Tel: +353 91 742251
Email: Paula Melady

Address

School of Engineering
GMIT
Dublin Road
Galway

What's Happening

Cian Dalton, Claregalway overall winner of the GMIT Mechanical and Industrial Student Expo (2021) whose project is now eligible for direct entry into Engineer Ireland Innovative Student of the Year competition.

Cian Dalton a recent graduand from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been shortlisted as one of the five final finalists of Engineers Ireland - Innovative Student Engineer of the year. The final of the competition is scheduled to take place on Friday, 17th September betw

Aoife Earnor, Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, GMIT

Fourth-year Biomedical Engineering student Aoife Earnor has been selected to participate in Stryker's R&D Graduate Programme.

Latest News

[Photo: Aengus McMahon] L to R: Cormac Mc Donnacha, Integrated Supply Chain Leader Thermo King EMEA, at Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT) and Chair of GMIT Governing Body, David Hodge MTU, Jack Redmond, GMIT, Prof Graham Heaslip, Head of the GMIT School of Engineering, Dr Carine Gachon, GMIT Transcend Project Manager, Darren Ruddy, Thermo King and student on the GMIT B.Eng. in Automation & Robotics.

GMIT and Munster Technological University (MTU) have received funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to host the regional heat of the VEX Robotics Programme in the west of Ireland this academic year.

 [Photo by Aengus McMahon] L to R: Jacinta Dalton, GIHS, GMIT; Paul De Vos, Head of the Economic Department, Embassy of France in Ireland; Delphine Tessier, Academic and Scientific Attaché, Embassy of France in Ireland; HE Vincent Guérend, French Ambassador to Ireland, Mariam Diallo, Embassy of France in Ireland; Dr Orla Flynn, President, GMIT; Catherine Gagneux, French Honorary Consul for Connacht and Donegal; Mathilde Bouakil, Embassy of France in Ireland; Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, GIHS, GMIT.

Last Friday, 10 September 2021, the President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn, welcomed the French Ambassador to Ireland, HE Vincent Guérend, to GMIT along with delegates from the French Embassy.