Wind farm near Inverin, Co. Galway



Now, more than ever, there's a world of opportunity for mechanical engineers to build Ireland's new sustainable energy supply and develop internationally competitive industry.

We are a community dedicated to excellent learning, teaching, and research in mechanical and industrial engineering. We run the BE in Mechanical Engineering (accredited level 8) and major parts of the BE in Energy Systems Engineering. Our undergraduate students design, build, and race the Geec (Galway energy-efficient car) as part of their studies - the most efficient car ever built in Ireland, and steadily rising in international competition.

Taught graduate courses are available leading to Master's in Mechanical Engineering(ME), Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master's in Enterprise Systems Engineering, (Postgraduate Course of the Year Award, 2013) and Master's in Occupational Safety Engineering and Ergonomics, with part-time options available on some programmes. We also take part in the Master's degrees in Energy Systems Engineering and Occupational Health and Safety. Opportunities are available for PhD and Master's degrees across a range of topics where we have internationally leading research expertise.

NUI Galway has a vibrant Mechanical Engineering research community with expertise including fluid dynamics, materials, energy systems and enterprise systems and manufacturing. Our activity ranges from fundamental research to industrial collaborations with the energy, medical device, aerospace and other sectors in Ireland and internationally. Visit our research pages to find out more.

The Geec

The Geec

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