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GMIT Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship

Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship)

Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship, with 70% of time spent in the workplace, and 30% in GMIT

Discipline: Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Places: 20

Why Study?

This Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship is a three-year programme delivered by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and a number of other Institutes of Technology.

It is for school leavers (leaving certificate) as well as existing Production Operators and Technicians who want to train or retrain in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, and progress to a level 7 qualification.

Graduates can work as Manufacturing Engineers.  This job involves facilitating efficient operations within the production area, optimising existing processes, implementing new processes and ensuring that production goals are met.


Course details

This Apprenticeship is a 3 year programme, with an approved employer, with 70% of the time spent on the job and the remaining 30% spent in GMIT (or allocated Institute of Technology)

Go to the website for more details, or download the brochure here.


Application Process

Interested students should apply through their employer.

Programme Modules

Year 1

  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Electrical Science
  • Essential Engineering Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering 1
  • Essential Engineering Maths 1
  • Industry Module 1
  • CAD
  • Quality 1

Year 2

  • Engineering Maths 2
  • Industry Module 2
  • Metrology
  • Manufacturing Automation 2
  • Manufacturing Engineering 2
  • Maintenance and Safety
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Design for Fixtures
  • Quality 2

Year 3

  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Manufacturing Process Planning
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Polymer Processing Technology
  • Engineering Software Systems
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Industry Module 3

Contact Us

Denise Carthy


Tel: +353 1 605 1727

Email: Denise Carthy

The manufacturing apprenticeship programmes have been developed by the Irish Medtech Association, the business association within Ibec, along with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), co-ordinating provider, and representatives from the medical technology sector.