Shaun McMenamin

Shaun studied Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at ATU Donegal

With a career change in mind, Shaun returned to education as a mature student to reskill in Engineering.

“I chose ATU because I had heard so many good things about the college and it was convenient and cost effective to study closer to home.”

“I always had an interest in the area of Mechanical Engineering, and I enjoy problem solving and maths. With a love for many areas of engineering including energy, agriculture and motorsport, I felt that studying mechanical engineering would open a world of opportunities for careers in these industries”.

“This was the best decision of my life. I now have a broad qualification that I can adopt for many different roles.”

“The facilities at ATU Donegal were good. The college was always investing in new machines which helped me to stay up to date with the newest trends. The lecturers had our best interests in mind and were very easy to talk to and happy to help with any problems.”

“I have since continued my studies with the Master of Engineering with Management programme at Queens University. I gained employment easily and I am currently working as Research & Development Engineer for E & I Engineering group who are experts in global power distribution solutions.”

E+I Engineering is the largest electrical switchgear manufacturer in the UK & Ireland, pioneering unique in-house integrated power solutions tailored to each individual client project. The company has invested in a highly qualified and experienced team of Chartered Engineers to work manufacturing facilities across three continents. The team are experts in providing technical services, project management services and customer support to their clients.

“The best thing about my qualification is that I now have options. My qualifications have helped me to stand out from the crowd and gain employment in an interesting industry that I enjoy working in. It has given me employment choices close to home which is important to me”.