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Electrical and Electronic Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Galway, Ireland
The Master of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway is part of an integrated 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status upon graduation.

Overview

This degree programme at National University of Ireland, Galway is ideally suited to graduates of Level 8 B.E. degrees in Electrical / Electronic Engineering (or equivalent) who want to advance their engineering knowledge towards a career in industry or research based on electrical / electronic applications. The programme consists of 60 ECTS credits divided into three areas: advanced technologies in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (20–25 ECTS); transferrable skills for employment in industry and/or a research career (15–20 ECTS); and technology development through an Electrical & Electronic Engineering project and thesis. In order to provide graduates with flexibility to direct their careers in different sectors, project topics are available in the following technology areas:

  • Embedded Systems Design;
  • Signal Processing & Communications;
  • Power Electronics & Energy Conversion
  • Biomedical, Biometrics and Bio-inspired Electronics.

This full-time programme is at Level 9 in the Irish qualifications system and it has been designed to meet the educational requirements necessary for progression to Chartered Engineer status with Engineers Ireland. Recognition of the ME at Level 9 will apply for students who enter the programme with an accredited Level 8 Bachelors degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their Chartered CEng certification (who are not BE graduates from NUI Galway) should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Therefore candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards for Chartered Engineer status. Accreditation for the programme will be sought after the first cohort of graduates emerges from the programme.

Career Opportunities

NUI Galway has a long tradition of providing a high quality accredited bachelor degree (BE) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and in Electronic and Computer Engineering. The new programme builds on this experience and the ME in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will see NUI Galway educate a new generation of electrical and electronic engineers to even higher standards. Since 2013, the ME degree has been required to satisfy the educational requirements for progression to Chartered Engineer status. Graduates of the programme will be capable of working in any branch of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, including consultancy and contracting. As a programme that is targeted for accreditation, it will have international recognition at Level 9 through the Washington Accord.

This programme is offered within the new €40m Engineering Building, a14,200 square metre, modern, energy-efficient facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country. The building is equipped with an extensive range of high-tech electrical and electronic engineering laboratory facilities which have been designed for teaching and research. The programme will be delivered by staff members who are world leaders in terms of research and industry interaction in the areas of power electronics, biomedical electronics and signal processing.

Accreditation

As a programme that is targeted for accreditation, it will have international recognition at Level 9 through the Washington Accord.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Electronic Sports Performance Technology
  • Financial Management 
  • Lean Systems 
  • Project Management 
  • Power Electronics
  • Computational Methods in Energy Systems Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Telecommunications Software Applications
  •  Mobile Device Technologies 
  • Electronic Systems & Devices Experience Design
  • Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • System on Chip Design 
  • Introduction to Regulatory Affairs in Manufacturing
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering
  • Human Reliability
  • Power Systems
  • Digital Control Systems
  • SmartGrid
  • Bioinstrumentation Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission include the  specific content of the undergraduate degree, the applicant’s performance and the availability of places.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17750 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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