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 OpportunitiesThis 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.
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Programme StructureCourses 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
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAstronomy & Space Sciences View 4 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences in Ireland
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.
International20750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7450 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7450 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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