Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Your Course
The Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) (90 ECTS Level 9) will take graduates with engineering (BE) and closely related degrees to an advanced level of mechanical engineering capability, focusing on advanced design, analysis, materials, and manufacture via state-of-the-art technology, with an emphasis on learning through research. This course offers a broad range of advanced engineering modules, including advanced applied mathematics and advanced computational modelling, as well as industry-specific advanced modules in manufacturing technology, offshore engineering, energy, and medical device development and materials. A substantial 12-month research thesis allows the students to implement new research skills developed within a specially designed module on engineering research methods, including publication of their research findings.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Individuals must have Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (H2.1), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third-level college.

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.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
Career opportunities in: mechanical engineering industry (e.g., power generation, renewable energy, machine tool manufacture, equipment manufacture, transport and aerospace industry, general manufacturing industry, o?shore oil and gas industry); biomedical engineering industry; engineering management; advanced research (e.g., PhD); software (engineering) development; engineering consultancy.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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