GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Level 8) Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Level 7)

Code: GA680 Level: 8 Code: GA670 Level: 7

Why study Mechanical Engineering? You will learn how machines and other mechanical systems work and how they are designed and controlled - how the gear box, clutch and engine in a car operate; how medical devices are fabricated, designed and tested; what the key properties of the materials used in the manufacture of these components are; what methods are used to fabricate and control these products. The workload is balanced between approximately 50% formal lectures and 50% laboratories and workshop practice. 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. In the final year, the programme offers three specialisations: Biomedical Engineering, Product Design and Energy Systems. The Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Ireland at Associate Engineer Level. Entry Requirements: In addition to the Level 6/7 and Level 8 general entry requirements, candidates must have a minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics. What will I study?

What are my 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 also find excellent careers in technical sales and customer servicing. Recognition by Professional Bodies The Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Ireland at Associate Engineer Level.

Student experience

Dr Paul Fahy Lecturer in the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department in GMIT Having completed my undergraduate degree in GMIT I continued my studies on to PhD level with the biomedical research centre GMedTech, located in the Galway campus. I would highly recommend Mechanical Engineering as it is covers a broad field of engineering disciplines.

Year 1: • Manufacturing Engineering • Computer Aided Design • Learning Innovation Skills • Electrical Science • Engineering Science • Mechanical Dissection • Engineering in Business • Mathematics • Engineering Sciences Year 2: • Mathematics • Manufacturing Automation Programming for Embedded Controllers • Mechanics and Properties of Materials • Statics & Dynamics • Fluid Mechanics • Mechanics and Dynamics of Machines • Thermodynamics • Manufacturing Engineering • Project Management & Project

Year 3: • Machine Design • Heat Transfer • Engineering Design

• Instrumentation & Control • Manufacturing Automation

• Advanced Manufacturing Engineering • Numerical Methods & Programming • Six Sigma / Electrical Energy Technologies • Work placement or Project Year 4: • Advanced Automation & Control • Advanced Mechanical Engineering • Major Project • Six Sigma / Intellectual Properties and Knowledge Management And choose between three streams: • Product Design • Energy Engineering • Biomedical Engineering • Computer Aided Engineering • The Engineering in Society • Maintenance & Reliability

School of Engineering

Places 80

Duration 3/4 years

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Gerard O’Donnell, Programme Chair Tel: +353 91 742309 | E-mail:


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