Student in Architectural Technology lab in GMIT Galway campus

School of Engineering

Training students for careers in building & civil, electronic & electrical and mechanical & industrial engineering


Why become an Engineer?

Engineers make a difference to people’s lives.

Engineering is about using science and mathematics to solve problems – whether it’s designing a building, building a structure, preventing pollution, or creating advanced technologies.

What are the career prospects?

With the recent upturn in the engineering industry, graduates can expect good starting salaries, and opportunities to progress their careers quickly.

Many engineers go on to hold senior positions in their organisation. In fact, engineering has long been ranked as the most common undergraduate degree among Fortune 500 CEOs. 

Why study engineering at GMIT?

GMIT’s School of Engineering provides a broad range of engineering and technology courses at Higher Certificate, Degree and Honours Degree level, and upskilling opportunities for those already in the workplace.

GMIT’s engineering degrees are accredited by all relevant professional bodies, including Engineers Ireland, the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).

Student Life

Students enjoy a varied education including project-based learning, group work, and a final-year project which is designed to challenge students on real industry problems.

Students can also do work placement modules in Ireland or overseas, or decide to study overseas for a semester in Europe, and North America.

GMIT’s engineering courses fall under one of the following four departments:

Departments in School of Engineering

Professor Graham Heaslip
Head of School of Engineering
Email: Graham Heaslip
Tel:  +353 91 74 2412

School Office

Jacinta Hennelly
Tel: +353 91 74 2412
Email: Jacinta Hennelly

Michelle McGuinness
Tel: +353 91 74 2412
Email: Michelle McGuinness

Paula Melady
Tel: +353 91 74 2412
Email: Paula Melady


School of Engineering
Dublin Road