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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Your Course
The Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) (90 ECTS Level 9 Masters) will take engineering (BE) and closely related graduates to an advanced level of mechanical engineering capability, focusing on advanced design, analysis, materials and manufacture via state-of-the-art technology. 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 the research findings.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1.This programme will equip graduates of international and Irish bachelor's degrees programmes with a wide range of advanced mechanical engineering skills suitable for careers in industry and research.

2. Significant, individual research-design project working with established research groups and centres to develop new technology in collaboration with industry and research partners.

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

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.


1 year

Careers or further progression

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, 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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