Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Develop expertise in product, process and system design

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering offers courses in:

Energy Engineering (Level 7)
Energy Engineering (Level 8)

Mechanical Engineering (Level 7)
Mechanical Engineering (Level 8)

Agricultural Engineering (Level 7)
Agricultural Engineering (Level 8)

Biomedical Engineering (Level 7)
Biomedical Engineering (Level 8)

Manufacturing Engineering Design (Level 7)
Manufacturing Engineering Design (Level 8)

 

Engineering (Common Entry to Manufacturing/Biomedical/Agricultural/Mechanical/Energy)  (Level 7)
Engineering (Common Entry to Biomedical/Agricultural/Mechanical/Energy)  (Level 8)

 

GMIT Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

In recent years, we have invested over half a million euros in a range of dedicated laboratories in advanced automation, CNC machining, product dissection, energy technologies, and rapid prototyping,

We are committed to getting to know each student on a one-to-one basis, and have developed courses that have a high practical content, industrial relevance, and an excellent employment track record. We do our best to help ease students into third level education, and have developed a suite of innovative first year initiatives, such as:

  1. Orientation Week where students get to know each other and department staff, in an informal and enjoyable environment.
  2. Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) where successful 2nd year students are timetabled to guide and support 1st year students to settle in and overcome any academic concerns.
  3. Dissection Lab practicals which facilitate hands-on disassembly of engineering products to build knowledge on how mechanical, electrical, and energy systems work
  4. The Maths Learning Centre which offers free maths tuition to GMIT students.

Similar student centred initiatives are employed in later years of study, based on the principles of delivering course content via practical hands-on problems, in small tutorial and lab groups. The Department offers final year specialisations on its Honours degree programmes, and currently provides options in Biomedical, Energy and Product Design.

We pride ourselves on imparting practical knowledge and skills, which continues to translate into a high demand for graduates. Furthermore, all courses in mechanical and Industrial Engineering have:

  • Industry work placement
  • Engineers Ireland accreditation

Leveraging strong industry links, we host two of GMIT’s three research centres, namely the Galway Medical Technology Centre (GMedTech) and the Centre for Integrated Sustainable Energy Technologies (CiSET). Undergraduates can benefit from exposure to these research environments and the opportunity to conduct exciting, industry relevant, final year projects. Each year, a number of graduates from the Department’s Level 8 programmes join these research centres to complete Masters and PhD degrees.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Head of Department

Dr Carine Gachon
Phone: +353 (0)91 742106
eMail: Carine Gachon

School of Engineering Admin Office

Jacinta Hennelly
Phone: +353 (0) 91 74 2201
eMail: Jacinta Hennelly

Paula Melady
Phone: +353 (0) 91 74 2251
eMail: Paula Melady

What's Happening

Cian Dalton, Claregalway overall winner of the GMIT Mechanical and Industrial Student Expo (2021) whose project is now eligible for direct entry into Engineer Ireland Innovative Student of the Year competition.

Cian Dalton a recent graduand from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been shortlisted as one of the five final finalists of Engineers Ireland - Innovative Student Engineer of the year. The final of the competition is scheduled to take place on Friday, 17th September betw

Aoife Earnor, Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, GMIT

Fourth-year Biomedical Engineering student Aoife Earnor has been selected to participate in Stryker's R&D Graduate Programme.

Latest News

[Photo: Aengus McMahon] L to R: Cormac Mc Donnacha, Integrated Supply Chain Leader Thermo King EMEA, at Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT) and Chair of GMIT Governing Body, David Hodge MTU, Jack Redmond, GMIT, Prof Graham Heaslip, Head of the GMIT School of Engineering, Dr Carine Gachon, GMIT Transcend Project Manager, Darren Ruddy, Thermo King and student on the GMIT B.Eng. in Automation & Robotics.

GMIT and Munster Technological University (MTU) have received funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to host the regional heat of the VEX Robotics Programme in the west of Ireland this academic year.

 [Photo by Aengus McMahon] L to R: Jacinta Dalton, GIHS, GMIT; Paul De Vos, Head of the Economic Department, Embassy of France in Ireland; Delphine Tessier, Academic and Scientific Attaché, Embassy of France in Ireland; HE Vincent Guérend, French Ambassador to Ireland, Mariam Diallo, Embassy of France in Ireland; Dr Orla Flynn, President, GMIT; Catherine Gagneux, French Honorary Consul for Connacht and Donegal; Mathilde Bouakil, Embassy of France in Ireland; Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, GIHS, GMIT.

Last Friday, 10 September 2021, the President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn, welcomed the French Ambassador to Ireland, HE Vincent Guérend, to GMIT along with delegates from the French Embassy.