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Bachelor of Engineering (Common Entry to Manufacturing/ Agricultural/Biomedical/Energy/ Mechanical Engineering)

One-year course which gives students an entry route into five different Engineering degrees – Agricultural, Biomedical, Energy, Manufacturing and/or Mechanical Engineering

Discipline: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Programme Code: 


Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Entry Requirements: Minimum Leaving Certificate grade of O6/H7 in Mathematics, in addition to general entry requirements

Places: 40

CAO Round 1 Points: 290 (2020)

Why Study?

This is a one year course that gives you an entry route into your choice of the following Engineering degree courses:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

It will give you the opportunity to discover these five disciplines during first year, before you have to make a final decision on which course is right for you.

So, you can start now, and choose later.

Programme Modules

During this year-long course, you will study:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Learning Innovation Skills
  • Electrical Science
  • Engineering in Business
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Dissection
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Energy Systems

At the end of Semester 1, you will choose between two levels of Mathematics and Engineering Science – Fundamental or Standard.

You will also narrow down your modules by choosing between Mechanical Dissection, Human Physiology and Introduction to Energy Systems.

Follow-on Studies: 

Progression routes


To progress to Year 2 of the B.Eng. in Manufacturing Engineering Design, you need to pass first year regardless of the modules chosen.


To progress to Year 2 of the other four programmes, you need to either:

1. Register for the standard modules in Mathematics and Engineering Science, and pass all your first year modules with 40% or higher in each module.


2. Register for Mathematics Fundamentals and / or Engineering Science Fundamentals, and pass all your first year modules with 70% or higher in the Fundamental module(s).

Contact Us

Dr Carine Gachon lectures on this course.

She will be happy to help you.

Tel:: +353 (0)91 742106
Email: Carine Gachon

GMIT Engineering Common Entry Progression Routes