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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Your Course
The Masters in Mechanical Engineering (ME) (60 ECTS Level 9 Masters) course follows on from the four-year undergraduate BE programme in Mechanical Engineering, providing students with the opportunity to take a first step in advanced mechanical engineering education and research skills within the framework of the academic and professional requirements for Chartered Engineer status. This course combines advanced taught modules and transferable skills modules with a significant (Semester 1 & 2) research and development project. This large group development project, which is the capstone of the ME, is conducted in collaboration with an engineering industrial partner and is aligned with specific research themes.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. For applicants holding a bachelor's degree recognised by Engineers Ireland (EI) as a Level 8 qualification, this ME programme satisfies the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer status. The ME programme is fully accredited by EI and has recognition globally through the Washington Accord.

2. Significant advanced group design project to develop new technology in collaboration with industry-research partners and centres of excellence.

3. A key aspect of these courses is the teaching of innovation, entrepreneurship skills and technology, along with research methods.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
ME programme: 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.


9 months, full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Mechanical engineering industry (e.g., power generation, renewable energy, machine tool manufacture, equipment manufacture, transport and aerospace industry, traditional and advanced manufacturing industry, offshore oil and gas industry); biomedical engineering industry; engineering management; further more advanced research (e.g., PhD); software (engineering) development; engineering consultancy.

Further enquiries

Mechanical Engineering
T: +353 91 492 223

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

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.

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