Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

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.

1. Graduates of this programme are in high demand by employers in multiple industries, including start-up, SME and multinational medical device companies in Galway, and Ireland's emerging space-tech sector.

2. Within our design-build-test projects, students develop novel innovative technologies for medical device, energy and wider manufacturing industries, often working with research centres of excellence.

3. A key aspect of this course is the teaching of multidisciplinary subjects, along with innovation, research and industry applied subjects, supported by state-of-the-art lab and project workspace facilitites.

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: University of 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)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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