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Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Engineering

Three year degree in Energy Engineering, including a work placement in Year Three

Discipline: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Entry Requirements: Minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics, in addition to general entry requirements

Places: 20

CAO Round 1 Points: 260 (2020)

Why Study?

The main job of an Energy Engineer is to find the most efficient and sustainable way to power our homes, businesses and industrial processes. GMIT’s Energy Engineers have the skills and knowledge that are highly sought after by multinationals, government agencies and businesses worldwide to meet the challenges of climate change and the decarbonisation of the world economy.

Demand for our graduates is expected to increase even further in coming years given the recent commitments in the Government’s White Paper on Energy, The most recent Building Regulations, and existing national commitments for renewable energy generation by 2020.

Programme Modules

GMIT’s energy engineering degrees (Levels 7 & 8) provide graduates with the core knowledge and skills of an energy engineer, together with the fundamental skill-sets of a mechanical engineer.

Modules are delivered so that graduates develop competencies in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Traditional & Renewable Methods of Energy Generation
  • Energy Efficiency, Auditing & Analysis
  • Electrical Machines & Technologies
  • Computer Aided Design & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management & Teamwork

The programme modules are as follows:

Year 1

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electrical Science
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Introduction to Energy Systems
  • Learning and Innovation Skills 
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Dissection
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Year 2

  • Control Engineering
  • Energy Technologies & Installations
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Machines
  • Mechanics and Properties of Materials
  • Project Management and Project
  • Statics & Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics

Year 3

  • Automation & Control
  • Building Energy Performance
  • Electrical Energy Technologies 
  • Energy Analysis
  • Heat Transfer
  • Machine Design
  • Numerical Methods and Programming
  • Project
  • Thermodynamic Systems
  • ThermoFluids
  • Work Placement

Career Opportunities

Energy Engineering deals with energy efficiency, energy product design and services, facility management, plant engineering, environmental compliance and alternative energy technologies.

Our graduates find work as:

  • Energy Managers
  • Project Managers & Engineers
  • Engineers in the development of new energy products and services
  • Energy Assessors & Consultants
  • Energy Network Managers & Controllers
  • Mechanical Services Engineers
  • Engineers specialising in Energy Efficiency & Recovery
  • Energy Distribution Engineers
  • Energy Management Engineers
  • Research & Development Engineers
  • Lecturers & Trainers
  • Directors of Start-Up Companies

The majority of our Level 7 graduates proceed to study on the Level 8 Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Engineering course (one year add-on), with graduates employed by companies such as:

  • Airconmech
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals
  • Ampsail
  • AmaTech Group
  • ArraVasc
  • BD Mechanical Designs
  • BOC
  • ByrneMech Engineering
  • Brian Connelly Building and Civil Engineering
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Coffey Water
  • C&F Green Energy
  • Eirgrid
  • Endeco Technologies
  • ENOVA Energiesysteme GmbH
  • ESB Group
  • Grundfos Ireland
  • Harp Renewables
  • HBE Risk Management
  • KER Services
  • H&MV Engineering
  • Intel Ireland
  • Jones Engineering Group
  • Joule Ireland
  • King & Moffatt Group
  • Kirby Engineering & Construction
  • KLB-Group
  • KONE
  • Lisk Ireland
  • Malone Farm Machinery
  • Medtronic
  • Mercury Engineering
  • Merit Medical
  • Penn Engineering
  • Pharma Stainless Supplies
  • PM Group
  • Rangeland Foods
  • ThermoKing
  • Unitherm Heating
  • Shanahan Engineering
  • Specialist Technical Services
  • Tim Kelly Group
  • Nordex (UK)
  • ORS
  • Valeo Vision Systems
  • Zimmer Biomet

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Energy Engineering.


Essential Information: 

GMIT has invested some €650,000 in energy systems including a dedicated undergraduate laboratory, used to enhance students’ understanding of the operation of conventional and renewable energy systems.

Did you know that:

  • Energy Demand: IEA’s World Energy Outlook predicts global energy demand will increase by 33% between 2011 and 2035.
  • Environment: Energy related activities account for 60% of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Energy Targets: In 2015 the EU agreed to raise its renewable energy generation capacity from 20% in 2020 to 27% in 2030.
  • Energy Efficiency: SEAI’s large Industry Energy Network comprises 180 Irish companies with a combined energy spend of €1.2 billion, all employing dedicated energy managers to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions.
  • Renewable Energy: Ireland will generate at least 12% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2020, up from 4% in 2005. Denmark will reach 34% by 2020.
  • Sustainable Transport: The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates that over 565,000 electric vehicles were purchased worldwide in 2015 – a 10-fold increase from 2011.


Recognition by Professional Bodies
This programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to apply for associate membership.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.

Exit Award
Students may opt to graduate with a Higher Certificate in Engergy Engineering after completing second year.

Contact Us

Dr Oliver Mulryan

Phone: + 353 (0) 91 74 2399

eMail: Oliver Mulryan