Engineering Building

An inspirational environment for learning and nurturing the spirit of enquiry into the science and art of engineering.

The Engineering Building at NUI Galway was officially launched in July 2011 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.

Voted as Irelands favourite building in the Public Choice 2012 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards receiving 40% of the votes cast, the building has captivated the imagination of students, donors and academics and has culminated in an evolutionary teaching space, which itself behaves as a teaching tool.

NUI Galway is the only University in Ireland to offer a degree in Energy Systems Engineering and has a significant focus on research into environmental technologies. The Engineering Building contains a range of such ‘green’ technologies. There is largescale rainwater harvesting, a biomass boiler, low-embodied energy materials such as zinc, novel voided slab systems, grass roofs for water attenuation, heat exchangers and many other cutting-edge technologies.

The world-class teaching and research facility ushers in a new era for Engineering at the University, which has an excellent reputation in Engineering education. Its resourcefulness as a teaching tool is exciting for students and academics with its exposed construction techniques and an array of ecological building methods.

This four-storey architectural gem and its 400 rooms accommodates some 1,100 students and 110 staff. The 14,250 sqm building supports an emerging generation of engineers, engaged in a new wave of technologies, embracing innovation and entrepreneurship.

It has been developed through the generous support of The Atlantic Philanthropies, donors and contributors to the Corrib Engineering Network. For more information, please contact Susan Moore or Tel: 091 495497.