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 three 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

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Professor Graham Heaslip

Head of School of Engineering

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

+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

Daniel Thompson from Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow was the Stage 1, Agricultural Engineering Student Award recipient

Annually the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in GMIT along with its many industrial partners host an Engineering Poster Exhibition and Competition – “Engineering Expo”.

This event was scheduled to take place in late April but was postponed due to the pandemic.

The 10th annual GMIT International Construction Management Conference took place on 3 March, in the GMIT Dublin Road campus with over 350 delegates attending various sessions throughout the day.

Latest News

Dr Seamus Dowling, Programme Chair and lecturer in Cybersecurity, GMIT

GMIT is pleased to announce a suite of new cybersecurity courses developed in close collaboration with industry and in consultation with the Regional Skills Forum West and academic partners over the past two years, in response to a skills shortage in this discipline.

Some of the participants from the West and North-West on the new cycle of the EMPOWER Start programme which commenced online earlier this month (Nov) through all CUA iHubs.

EMPOWER Start, the women’s entrepreneurship programme, commenced full online delivery this month (Nov 2020) through iHubs across the campuses of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT.