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Manufacturing Engineering Design (Hons)

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering Design

Four year, practical degree which prepares graduates to work as manufacturing engineers in local, national and international manufacturing and service industries

Discipline: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Programme Code: 


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 Leaving Certificate grade of O6/H7 in Mathematics, in addition to general entry requirements

Places: 20

CAO Round 1 Points: 300 (2020)

Why Study?

Manufacturing is the biggest employer in Irish industry.

Manufacturing organisations need people who can design, plan, automate and implement their manufacturing process, and oversee the smooth running and maintenance of their factories.

So, if you are a detail-oriented person, you enjoy working with people, and are analytical, you should consider a career in manufacturing engineering design.

The programme has a range of modules in quality, regulatory affairs and quality improvement methodologies for specialist Quality and Manufacturing Engineers who want to work in the biomedical sector.

Studying Manufacturing Engineering Design at GMIT

This new four-year degree has a very practical focus.

It prepares graduates to work as manufacturing design and quality engineers in local, national and international manufacturing and service industries.

This exciting new degree will provide the next generation of manufacturing specialists, innovators and efficiency experts.

They will be strategically prepared to take advantage of the opportunities available in the new High-Tech knowledge economy.

Professional Recognition

It is envisaged that the programme will be professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland.

Programme Modules

This four-year degree is very practical and includes:

  • Weekly lab classes
  • Workshop practice
  • Individual and group projects
  • A full semester of Industry-based work experience

A typical week involves twenty-four hours of instruction.


Subjects include:

  • Manufacturing Design & Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Industrial Design
  • Quality
  • Metrology
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Engineering
  • Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Automation, robotics and smart manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Energy Management
  • Supply Chain Engineering
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Engineering in Business

You will learn about the latest software packages and leading-edge manufacturing equipment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in areas such as:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Production and Process Engineering
  • Process improvement and Industrial Automation/Robotics
  • Lean / Six Sigma Engineering
  • Operations management, production planning and supply chain engineering
  • Project management
  • CAD / CAM and CNC Specialists
  • Facilities, maintenance and safety

Some graduates may also become self-employed.

Contact Us

Padraig Audley lectures on this course.

He will be happy to help you.

Tel:: +353 (0)91 742138

Email: Padraig Audley