Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is based at five locations in the west of Ireland. At the largest campus situated in Galway, we look out on the Atlantic Ocean and are reminded of Francis Bacon's observation: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea." As a centre of higher education, we are engaged above all else in discovery. We hope that you will join with us in the voyage of learning which, for all of us, now extends throughout our lives.

Our students and the opportunities we offer them to develop their potential are at the core of our organisation. In the Institute of Technology sector in Ireland, there is a unique blending of courses in science, business, engineering, technology and humanities and it is possible to progress through higher certificate, degree and masters level awards on to PhD. Our award system is aligned with the European Credit Transfer System and this enables our students to transfer with ease to study abroad. International students coming to GMIT can also benefit from this credit transfer arrangement. We have links with almost 100 centres of higher education throughout Europe and the US and we welcome applications from students across the world.

GMIT is involved in a range of research activities involving high-level collaborations with other higher education centres, as well as industry. The Institute also provides a range of consultancy services, working in partnership with business and community organisations to provide higher education throughout the region and to promote the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Ireland.

The core of learning lies in discovery and passion. As explorers and navigators, we know here in the west of Ireland that there are always new journeys worth undertaking. We look forward to navigating the oceans of learning with you.

Programs taught in:
English

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Bachelor

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

This highly practical and recognised programme offers a direct pathway to a full-time career in accounting. It provides the learner with a thorough grounding in... ... [+]

Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Honours)

GMIT Galway Campus

GMIT's School of Business offers a three year Honours Degree (Level 8) in Accounting.This highly practical and recognised programme offers a direct pathway to a full-time career in accounting. It provides the learner with a thorough grounding in the fundamental theories, concepts, principles and practices essential to the pursuit of a fulfilling career in the area of professional accountancy.On completion of this programme, graduates will:

be competent and skilled in a variety of core accountancy disciplines hold a significant number of exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies have a critical understanding of current developments in the accounting world have practical IT skills to enable them to take up immediate employment have developed sufficient professional and personal skills, allowing them to contribute effectively to the work environment. ... [-]
Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

The programme provides students with a specialised education in accounting and financial management. It is a preparation for employment and a career in accounting... ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Financial Management

GMIT Castlebar Campus

The programme provides students with a specialised education in accounting and financial management. It is a preparation for employment and a career in accounting and financial management in a range of organisations. It serves as a basis for further academic and professional education and aims to produce capable, adaptable, resilient, and self-confident graduates with a capacity for independent thought and judgement.

Programme Modules

Programme modules may include the following:Statistics, Marketing; Communications, PC Applications, Accounting, Business Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Law, Management, Business Information Systems, Social & Organisational Psychology, Personnel Management, Business Research, Financial Reporting Environment, Operations Management, Small Business Management, Management Information Systems, Decision Making & Quantitative Analysis, and Organisational Behaviour.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

This programme produces graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of the key functional areas of business and organisational management... ... [+]

Bachelor of Business

GMIT Castlebar Campus

This programme produces graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of the key functional areas of business and organisational management (including Marketing, Finance, Operations, MIS and Personnel), with particular reference to small and medium enterprises (SME) in the information age. Students will acquire a range of analytical, applied technical and personal skills and will be capable of taking on a diverse set of junior management and administrative roles in a variety of organisations.

Programme Modules

Programme modules may include the following:Statistics, Marketing, Communications, PC Applications, Accounting, Business Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Law, Management, Business Information Systems, Social & Organisational Psychology, Personnel Management, Business Research; Operations Management, Small Business Management, Management Information Systems, Decision Making & Quantitative Analysis, and Organisational Behaviour.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

The School of Business offers a four-year honors degree (Level 8) in Business. This programme provides students with a broad-based business education... ... [+]

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

GMIT Galway Campus

The School of Business offers a four-year honors degree (Level 8) in Business. This programme provides students with a broad-based business education to work successfully in business and offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five streams. You will study a variety of business subjects and develop a general understanding of the administrative, economic, legal and social environment within which business operates. You will study the basics of business and get an insight into many business disciplines in years one and two. In year three you can specialize in marketing, human resource management or information systems management. In year four you can specialize in economics and finance, human resource management, management, marketing or rural enterprise and agri-business. There is a strong emphasis on the current business environment and acquiring the skills and knowledge required for employment in business. Case studies and practical business projects are used to develop students' analysis, communication, and professional business skills.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Have you ever wondered how clean water gets to the tap, how 15-story buildings and 3 km long suspension bridges stay standing, what caused the Tower of... ... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

GMIT Galway Campus

Have you ever wondered how clean water gets to the tap, how 15-story buildings and 3 km long suspension bridges stay standing, what caused the Tower of Pisa to lean? If you like variety, civil engineering offers a huge range of different types of projects on which you could be employed: roads, bridges, pipelines, buildings, sewage treatment plants, dams, jetties, etc.If you like the idea of having a variety of duties on a day-to-day basis: supervising tradesmen on site, attending meetings with architects, quantity surveyors, and building managers, surveying a field to assess its suitability as a building site, using computer software to carry out engineering calculations and produce drawings, etc.A career in civil engineering offers all this and more.Need more convincing to be a Civil Engineer?... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

The programme provides graduates with highly marketable skills in the areas of CAD, surveying, construction management and construction technology. Strong... ... [+]

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in Refurbishment and Maintenance

GMIT Castlebar Campus

The programme provides graduates with highly marketable skills in the areas of CAD, surveying, construction management and construction technology. Strong emphasis is placed on communications - a critical element in the successful completion of construction products. Numerous site visits are also undertaken throughout the first two years of the programme. The emphasis of the programme is practical, familiarising the students with planning and organisational techniques used in the industry, with particular emphasis on the use of up-to-date methods of construction design and management.The final year of the programme provides an understanding of the current theory and practice in the building refurbishment and maintenance management sectors.It emphasises the effective use and protection of buildings and the protection of the environment in the long-term.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Graduates are equipped with the skills in furniture and wood technologies that are required in modern production environments. They develop knowledge... ... [+]

Bachelor of Science in Furniture and Wood Technology

GMIT Letterfrack Campus

Graduates are equipped with the skills in furniture and wood technologies that are required in modern production environments. They develop knowledge of current manufacturing technologies and can demonstrate a clear understanding of business and work practices with the capability to manufacture furniture and wood products of quality and precision in competitive commercial enterprises.Graduates have a clear understanding of the nature and properties of materials and finishes used in the industry. They can competently and safely operate a range of conventional and automated manufacturing equipment and can implement factory planning, layout, work organization and production flows.Lectures and laboratories support the workshop-based activity and cover essential integrating elements. These projects and activities underpin an intensive block of work placement that can be undertaken in Ireland, UK, USA, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world.... [-]

Ireland Westport Galway
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

This programme produces highly skilled graduates who combine their creative strengths with manufacturing technology in the design and making of innovative... ... [+]

Bachelor of Science in Furniture Design and Manufacture

GMIT Letterfrack Campus

This programme produces highly skilled graduates who combine their creative strengths with manufacturing technology in the design and making of innovative furniture products. The programme develops skills in the use of traditional techniques and incorporates the requirement for competency in computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacture. This broad approach allows graduates to enter the segment of the industry that most appeals to them, ranging from craft-based workshops to modern furniture manufacturers. Keen attention is paid to intelligent design that addresses issues such as market, competitiveness, cost, and environment and these criteria are closely linked with the ability of graduates to produce high-quality furniture product prototypes.Throughout the programme, a number of challenging design and make projects are set and these underpin an intensive block of work placement that can be undertaken in Ireland, UK, USA, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world.... [-]

Ireland Westport Galway
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

From the prehistoric past to modern museums, heritage embraces the wild environment, the landscape of the countryside, artistic achievement... ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities in Heritage Studies

GMIT Castlebar Campus

From the prehistoric past to modern museums, heritage embraces the wild environment, the landscape of the countryside, artistic achievement and historical experience. Heritage is a leading concept in conservation and tourism, and it is also being increasingly integrated into regional and local planning for the benefit of communities. The programme has a broad appeal.

Programme Modules

Programme modules include the following:Earth Science, History, Rural Development, Folklore and Folklife, Language and Communications, Computer Applications, Society and Nature, Literature and Archaeology, Natural Environment, Topographical Writing, Ecology, Sustainable Tourism Management, Geographical Information Systems, Built Environment, Rural Tourism and Research Methods.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

You will have an opportunity to combine a training position in the hospitality & tourism industry with a college education and concentrate your early studies on... ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management (Honours)

GMIT Galway Campus

You will have an opportunity to combine a training position in the hospitality & tourism industry with the college education and concentrate your early studies on food production and restaurant service. These practice areas will be combined subsequently with business related subjects giving you the best of both worlds.This will ultimately lead to a good Level 7 business degree and excellent practical competencies.

Programme Modules

A number of modules are covered in this programme including Food Studies, practical and theoretical, Hospitality Studies (Front Office Systems, Food and Beverage Systems); Hospitality Management; Financial Management; Law; Management Studies (Management, Marketing); Human Resource Management; Management Science (Statistics, Information Technology); Environmental Studies (Economics, Tourism) and an elective choice of tourism or International language from French, German and Spanish.Due to the high level of work placement in the industry during the course, graduates often take up managerial posts in leading hospitality and tourism organization both in Ireland and abroad.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

This award will prepare you for many of the business roles available in the tourism industry. You will develop skills appropriate to both operational and... ... [+]

Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management

GMIT Galway Campus

This award will prepare you for many of the business roles available in the tourism industry. You will develop skills appropriate to both operational and supervisory management levels. The programme will also develop entrepreneurial skills to facilitate new business start-ups, and in today’s economic climate, these skills will prove invaluable upon graduation. The integrated work placement in the second year, allows you to experience at first hand the challenges, demands, and rewards of working in this exciting and challenging industry.

Programme Modules

A number of modules are covered on this programme including Tourism Operations, Financial Accounting, Computing and Information Systems, Economics, Marketing, Business Information Systems, International Transport, Tourism Policy and Planning, Human Resource Management, Enterprise Development and a range of electives from one of the following language and culture choices: French/German/Spanish/Irish.... [-]

Ireland Galway Westport
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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