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

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

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.

Delegates attending the GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference in GMIT (Photo by Staunton Media)

The 7th Annual GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference was held at the GMIT Dublin Road campus on Tuesday 7th March, hosted by the Department of Building and Civil Engineering.

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GMIT Textiles technician Kelly Roberts at work making her reusable face coverings for nursing home use and for GMIT staff who opt to use them.

A member of staff in GMIT’s School of Design and Creative Arts has been putting her creative skills and resources to invaluable use since April, making hundreds of reusable face coverings for use in nursing homes and more recently for GMIT staff who opt to wear them on return to campus.

Rosie Norton from Westport and in the background Emma Donoghue from Ballycastle working on their pieces for the final year exhibition by students on the part-time BA in Contemporary Art Practices in GMIT Mayo. The exhibition goes live on Friday 5 June, 6pm

An exciting exhibition of artwork by students on the GMIT Mayo BA in Contemporary Art Practices course will be unveiled online, instead of on campus, going live on Zoom on Friday, 5 June at 6 pm.  This will be the first of several virtual exhibitions this summer, showcasing the work of GMIT desig