GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Manufacturing Engineering Design (Level 8) Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering Design (Level 7)

Code: GA685 Level: 8 Code: GA677 Level: 7

Why study Manufacturing Engineering Design? Manufacturing is the biggest employer in Irish industry. Furthermore, according to the European Commission, industry is the backbone of the European economy, accounting for 80% of Europe’s exports and private innovations, and providing high- skilled job opportunities. This programme will deliver high quality manufacturing engineering graduates to support the local, national, and international manufacturing and service industries. It will provide the opportunity for prospective students to gain transferable knowledge and skills in order to develop rewarding and progressive careers. If you are interested in designing, implementing, and managing optimal manufacturing processes that will give Ireland's manufacturing industry the opportunity to grow and compete internationally, then this degree is for you. The programme is very practical with weekly lab classes, workshop practice, individual and group projects as well as company-based work experience. A typical week involves 24 hours of instruction. Tuition is given on the latest CAD packages and leading-edge CNC turning and milling machines. Students will learn how to work together in teams to accomplish specified goals and targets, develop problem solving skills, being creative and innovative, and gain experience in Six Sigma and Project management methodologies. What will I study?

What are my career opportunities? Graduates from the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering Design degree will have the skills and experience necessary to build a career in: • Manufacturing Engineering • Quality Engineering • Lean / Six Sigma Engineering • Production and Process Engineering • Process Improvement and Industrial Automation • Operations Management, Production Planning and Supply Chain Engineering • Project management • CAD / CAM and CNC Specialists • Facilities, maintenance and safety Essential Information: Students may still opt to graduate with a Higher Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering after completing second year. Follow-on Studies: GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry. Furthermore, the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering has strong research connections with local industries, and some graduates may have an opportunity to register on funded M.Sc., M. Eng. or PhD research programmes. Recognition by Professional Bodies It is envisaged that that the programme will be professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland. “The availability of suitably qualified manufacturing technicians and engineers is critical if Ireland is to continue to grow its indigenous base and continue to compete internationally for investment “(IMDA, 2016).

Year 1: • Mathematics Fundamentals • Manufacturing Engineering • Computer Aided Design • Learning Innovation Skills • Electrical Science • Engineering in Business • Mechanical Dissection • Engineering Science Year 2: • Mathematics Fundamentals • Manufacturing Design of Fixtures • Metrology • Manufacturing Automation • Manufacturing Engineering • Quality • Lean Engineering • Operation Management • Maintenance and Safety

Year 3: • Instrumentation and Control • Manufacturing Process Planning • Advanced Manufacturing Processes • Polymer Processing Technology • Engineering Software Systems • Lean Six Sigma • Project Management and Project • Work Placement Year 4: • Energy Management • Operations Modelling and Simulation • Lean Enterprise Engineering • Innovation and Enterprise • Supply Chain Engineering

• Six Sigma Engineering • Smart Manufacturing • The Engineer in Society • Major Project

Note : Work Placement from January to September in Year 3.

School of Engineering

Places 40

Duration 3/4 years

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Padraig Audley, Programme Chair Tel: +353 91 742138 | E-mail:


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