The Student Experience


“Completion of this world-class facility confirms NUI Galway’s position as one of the premier Engineering Schools in the country. This shows great confidence in the role of Engineering and Technology in the economic development of the West of Ireland and we look forward to contributing significantly to the future success of our region.  We now have the physical environment to match our first-class range of degree programmes and leading-edge research.”

Dean of Engineering & Informatics, Professor Gerry Lyons


The New Engineering building at NUI Galway is designed as an interactive teaching tool for students.  Click here to learn more about the Living Laboratory.

 Engineering Building Students 1

  • 1,000 students
  • 400 classrooms (including 3 large tiered lecture theatres)
  • 25 breakout zones for group learning
  • Wifi access throughout
  • Students can download presentations at the start of lectures to their laptops
  • Special lockers for students’ laptops, with a socket in each one for charging
  • Zinc Café
  • Opposite the University’s Sports Centre
  • Park-&-Ride Bus Stop at front door and ample cycle racks
  • Large south-facing parkland in front of the building for relaxation


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