School of Engineering

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

GMIT School of Engineering

Important update for all School of Engineering students re: September 2020

For the academic session 2020/21, School of Engineering staff have designed the delivery of your course so that:

  • essential tutorials and practical elements of your course are delivered on-campus
  • the remaining elements of your course will be moved to online delivery

Find out your start dates, how many days you will need to be on-campus and more.

Download the School of Engineering update for September 2020 here (PDF, 249KB)  

 

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

Head of School

Gerard Mac Michael
Tel: +353 91 742201
Email: Gerard Mac Michael

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

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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.

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