Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

We see our future as a regional resource in the promotion of regional economic and social growth. We look outwards and seek to respond to the needs of our region through our programmes of applied research and development, the establishment of a regional innovation hub, support for entrepreneurship and the provision of relevant and current professional development for the workforce.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)



In the 1960s, Ireland was characterised by a small elite system of higher education, catering almost exclusively for professional and public sector employment. The Mulcahy Report (1967) recommended the establishment of a number of Regional Technical Colleges around the country.


Research at GMIT is growing and evolving. We encourage new research activities driven by talented academic staff and motivated researchers, in areas of critical importance to industry and the region.

We currently have three research centres, located at GMIT's Galway campus:

  • Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)
  • Galway Medical Technology Centre (GMedTech)
  • Centre for the Integration of Sustainable Energy Technologies (CiSET)


GMIT Careers Service is available to all students and recent graduates of GMIT. We work with employers, academics, and professional organisations.

The Careers Service facilitates the transition from education to employment and engages in the recruitment process between students and potential employers.


Housing services

The GMIT Students Union has a checklist of recommendations surrounding your accommodation choices in Galway and Mayo.

At the begining of each academic year an online accommodation listings service is provided by GMIT Students Union on their website.

It provides a list of the different types of accommodation (houses, flats, full and partial board) available near the Galway, Mayo, Letterfrack and Mountbellew campuses.

Library services

Our resources include:

  • 130,000 books
  • 80,000 e-books
  • 500 print journals
  • Access to over 30,000 online journal articles
  • 1,306 DVDs
  • 186 audio books

Medical services

The Student Health Unit provides an acute illness/emergency service - through a 'walk in' system where a Triage Nurse will provide an initial assessment and make a Doctor's appointment for you, if necessary.

Student Life

Campus life

Galway Campus is the largest of GMIT's five campuses and is the administrative headquarters.It is located on the Dublin Road in Galway City and overlooks Galway Bay.The campus building is one of Galway City's iconic landmarks, due to the distinctive three sail-shaped copper panels at the front of the main building. This unique design helps identify the Institute as an innovator in modern technology, and also serves the practical purpose of housing the Library and IT Centre.

Sports facilities

GMIT Sports Hall offer the following facilities to students:

  • Full sized basketball court with electronic score board
  • Four badminton courts
  • Full sized volleyball court for games
  • Two volleyball training courts
  • Indoor cricket court
  • Indoor soccer

Student clubs

Clubs and Societies

  • ACE Society
  • Anime & Manga
  • Archery Club
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Best Buddies GMIT
  • Boxing
  • Camogie
  • Computer Society
  • Cricket
  • Cumann Gaelach
  • Darts Club
  • DJ Society
  • Engineering Society
  • Equestrian Society