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Bachelor of Engineering (Add-On Degree) in Manufacturing Engineering - SPRINGBOARD+

Closed for Applications. Contact us at the end of May regarding September 2020.

Discipline: Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Places: 25


10% of normal fee (€650) if employed. Free to unemployed.

Why Study?

You are a manufacturing technician (holding a Level 6 qualification) wanting to upskill to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engingeering in Manufacturing degree, while working full-time.

Your role as a Manufacturing Engineer?

  • You facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimise existing processes, implement new processes and to ensure that production goals are met.
  • You monitor performance of equipment, machines and tools. 
  • You correct equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues, all within a highly regulated and complex manufacturing environment.
  • You will analyse and solve problems from basic engineering principles and theories. Then initiate technical activities leading to new or improved products or process to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company.
  • You apply project management methodologies and Kaizen improvement philosophy to manage production/product design and process and systems improvement respectively.


Programme Modules

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Engineer

Essential Information: 

Entry Requirement

Hetac Level 6 qualification in Engineering or a cognate Sciences discipline with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment. Fetac level 6 qualification in a cognate discipline (examples: toolmaker, fitter, electrician) with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment.



Combination of online lectures plus attendance at GMIT on Tuesdays & Thursdays or on Saturdays. 

Course starts in September 2019


Application Process:
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To complete your application process you must email the following

  1. A scanned copy of your EU Passport, or a scanned copy of your non-EU Passport with a copy of your Stamp 4 visa.
  2. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A copy of your Level 6 Award or highest other qualification. Translated if not in English
  4. One of the following:
  • A scanned copy of a recent payslip if employed showing your PPSN, OR
  • A scanned copy of a recent payment slip if in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/ benefit, OR
  • A copy of a recent Bank Statement showing receipt of a different, eligible, Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, OR
  • A letter from your Accountant confirming that are Self-employed, OR
  • An Affidavit signed by you and the appropriate third-party confirming that you are a Homemaker.

When sending jpgs they must be attachments to your email, -not jpgs within emails. Documents sent as ZIP files cannot be accepted - please send as individual documents.


Springboard+ is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Meet LotusWorker Colm O'Regan | Manufacturing Engineer

Contact Us

Peter Butler
Graduate & Professional Development
Dublin Road

+353 (0)91 742328



Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020