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Astronomical Instrumentation and Technology

National University of Ireland, Galway

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
20750 EUR/year
7450 EUR/year
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About

This Astronomical Instrumentation and Technology Masters at National University of Ireland, Galway will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the technology used in modern astronomical observatories through taught courses and a research project. 

Overview

It will prepare students to effectively carry out PhDs in either the development of new astronomical instrumentation or in the use of data and images from these facilities. A combination of core modules on astronomical instrumentation, as well as transferable skills and specific engineering modules in technologies such as computing, electronics and control will also enhance the employability of graduates of this Masters.

Career Opportunities

This Masters Astronomical Instrumentation and Technology at National University of Ireland, Galway will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the technology used in modern astronomical observatories. As such graduates of the proposed MSc programme will in demand by national and international technological industries as well as by research institutes, observatories and University research groups. The combination of advanced modules and a research project leading to a thesis will also effectively bridge the gap between undergraduate study and a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Modern Observational Astronomy
  • Advanced Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Principles of Optical Design & Image Formation
  • Scientific Writing
  • Scientific Programming Concepts
  • Communication & Outreach
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis
  • Linear Control Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

2.1 degree in physics or relevant engineering discipline. Candidates are required to provide full CV and personal statement and the names of two academic references.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7450 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Astronomical Instrumentation and Technology
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National University of Ireland, Galway

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