Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering


Course Code : GA 675 for Level 7 and GA 683 for Level 8.


Duration:    3 years or 4 years. Students can progress from level 7 to level 8.


Location:    Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT


Application:  CAO


Course aim:

The Agri food sector is one of Irelands most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, accounting for the empolyment of around 150,000 people. This Degree has been designed to deliver high quality agricultural engineering graduates to local and national agricultural and agri-food industries.


What to expect:

Students will be based between between the GMIT's campuses in Mountbellew, Co. Galway, and Galway City.

This degree is very practical with weekly lab classes, workshop practice, individual and group projects, and work placement experience.

Each Student will recieve, on average, 24 hours of tuition per week.


Entry requirements:

In addition to the level 6/7 and level 8 general entry requirments, candidates must have a minimum LC grade of 04/H& in Mathematics.


What will I study?:

   Year 1:


      -Manufacturing Engineering

      -Computer Aided Design

      -Learning Innovation Skills

      -Electrical Science

      -Engineering in Business

      -Agricultural Technology

      -Engineering Science




   Year 2:

      -Statistics and dynamics

      -Manufacturing Engineering

      -Mechanics and Dynamics of Machines


      -Power Hydraulics

      -Animal and Crop Production Science

      -Mechanics and Properties of Materials


      -Soil Science and Nutrient Management




   Year 3:

      -Machine Design

      -Advanced Manufacturing Processes

      -Heat Transfer

      -Engineering Design

      -Power Hydraulics

      -Industrial Work Placement




   Year 4:

      -Major Project

      -Computer Aided Engineering

      -Power Transmission


      -The Engineer in Society

      -Electrical Machines

      -Manufacturing Automation

      -Maintenance and Reliability

      -Advanced Automation and Control




For Further Information Contact:

   (GMIT)Dr Carine Gachon, Head of Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

   TEL: +353 91742106   E-mail:

   (MAC) Tom Burke, Head of Centre, Mountbellew

   TEL: +353 9096-79205   E-mail: