B.Eng. On Campus

Agricultural Engineering

Atlantic Technological University

36 months
6950 EUR/year
250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Agricultural Engineering degree from the Atlantic Technological University has been designed to deliver high quality agricultural engineering graduates to local and national agricultural and agri-food industries, in order to meet this demand.


The agri-food sector is one of Ireland's most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, accounting for the employment of around 150,000 people.

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has identified Agricultural Machinery as one of the dominant engineering sub sectors within Irish Engineering. Furthermore, EI have identified this area as having significant growth potential in the coming years.

Students of the Agricultural Engineering degree from the Atlantic Technological University will gain transferable knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Agricultural sciences

This degree is very practical with weekly lab classes, workshop practice, individual and group projects as well as work placement experience. Over the three years of the course, each student will receive, on average, 24 hours of tuition per week.

Students will be based between the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at GMIT Galway campus and GMIT Mountbellew campus (at Mountbellew Agricultural College).

Job Opportunities

It is envisaged that graduates from the programme will be employed in a wide diversity of agricultural engineering related disciplines both nationally and internationally, namely;

  • Technical/engineering drafting, field technicians

  • Agricultural engineering design/systems design

  • Agricultural systems (destructive and non-destructive testing)

  • Agricultural processing, engineering sales, service etc. 

  • Cognate disciplines which involving heavy machinery design – (i.e. Forestry, Peat &  Mining)

  • Bioenergy/biomass sector

Some graduates may also become self-employed.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Animal and Crop Production Science 
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electrical Science
  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Engineering Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement for all Higher Certificates (Level 6) and ab initio Bachelor degrees (Level 7) is Grade O6/H7 or better in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR per year during 36 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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