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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Three year degree in Mechanical Engineering, with an equal emphasis on learning through lectures, and learning through laboratories and workshop practice

Discipline: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Programme Code: 


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: 80

CAO Round 1 Points: 260 (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

You will learn how machines and other mechanical systems work and how they are designed and controlled, including:

  • How the gear box, clutch and engine in a car operate
  • How medical devices are fabricated and designed
  • The key properties of the materials used in the manufacture of these components
  • Methods used to fabricate and control these products

The workload is balanced between approximately 50% formal lectures and 50% laboratories and workshop practice.

A typical week has anything from twenty-seven to thirty hours of instruction.

Tuition is given on the latest CAD packages and leading edge CNC turning and milling machines.

Students learn how to work together in teams to accomplish specified goals and targets.

Programme Modules

Year 1:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Learning and Innovation Skills (LIS)
  • Electrical Sciences
  • 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 Greeb Belt Quality
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Instrumentation & Automation
  • Numerical Methods and Programming
  • Electrical Energy Technologies
  • Work Placement or Project

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 find excellent careers in technical sales and customer service.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress to the Level 8, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering at GMIT or at other institutions.

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

Dr Carine Gachon

Phone: 091-74 2106

E-mail: Carine Gachon