Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Your Course
The Master's in Mechanical Engineering (ME) (60 ECTS Level 9) course follows on from the four-year undergraduate BE programme in Mechanical Engineering, providing students with the opportunity to experience and complete advanced mechanical engineering education and research within the framework of the academic and professional requirements for Chartered Engineer status, recognised globally through the Washington Accord. This course combines advanced taught modules and transferable skills modules with a significant research and development project (Semesters 1 and 2). This development project, which is the capstone of the ME, is conducted in collaboration with an engineering research or industry partner and is aligned with active research themes.

Important information re the level of the ME qualification and students' satisfaction of accreditation requirements is provided on the course website.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Individuals must have a minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (H2.2), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission will include the specific content of the undergraduate degree, the applicant's performance, and the availability of places.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


9 months, full-time.

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Career Opportunities
Our graduates are in high demand in multiple sectors such as device and equipment manufacturing, medical device, power generation, renewable energy, automotive, aerospace, transport, traditional and advanced contract manufacturing, oil and gas, CAD and software, advanced manufacturing process development, material testing, engineering management, and engineering consultancy. Some graduates continue onto further research (e.g., PhD) positions.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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