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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

Four year honours degree in Mechnical Engineering, with a focus on Design, Manufacturing Technologies and Automation

Discipline: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four 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: 80

CAO Round 1 Points: 330 (2020)

Why Study?

What is a mechanical engineer?

Mechanical Engineers contribute to the design and manufacture of all types products, ranging from cars to toys, mobile phones and even heating systems.

They work in research & development, manufacturing, maintenance and building services.

Studying Mechanical Engineering in GMIT

As a student on the Mechanical Engineering course in GMIT, you will build a fundamental knowledge of engineering science including physics, electrical, chemical and materials engineering.

You will learn how to design, manufacture and maintain processes and products that perform efficiently and reliably in everyday use, by focusing on three main areas:

  1. Design using 3D modelling and simulation softwares,
  2. Manufacturing technologies and the integration of CAD/CAM,
  3. Automation from process control to programming of robotic arms.

You will spend 50% of your time in laboratories learning through practical activities in small groups, and 50% in formal lectures.  You will also complete group and individual projects, and have an opportunity to go on work placement in Year Three.

Professional Recognition & Career Opportunities

This degree is accredited by Engineers Ireland at Associate Engineer level, and our graduates are sought after by industry for their flexibility and hands-on approach to problems.

Programme Modules

Year 1:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Learning and Innovation Skills (LIS)
  • Electrical Science
  • Engineering in Business
  • Mechanical Dissection
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics

Year 2:

  • Control Engineering
  • Mechanics and Properties of Materials
  • Statics & Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Machines
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Project Management and project
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Year 3:

  • Machine Design
  • Heat Transfer
  • Automation & Control
  • Engineering Design
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Quality
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Instrumentation & Automation
  • Numerical Methods and Programming
  • Electrical Energy Technologies
  • Work Placement or Project

Year 4:

  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • The Engineer in Society
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Advanced Automation and Control
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • Major Project and a choice between Six Sigma Engineering
  • Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Creative Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Energy Management
  • Plant Engineering
  • Electrical Machines

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work in product and process design, manufacturing, medical device engineering, electronic component manufacturing, facilities engineering, maintenance engineering and energy systems. Some of our graduates also find excellent careers in technical sales and customer servicing.

Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Essential Information: 

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

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.

Contact Us

Gerard O’Donnell

Phone: 091 74 2309

E-mail: Gerard O'Donnell