Electrical and Electronic Engineering

National University of Ireland, Galway

9 months
20750 EUR/year
5450 EUR/year
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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.


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

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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.
Lower 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.
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).

Other requirements

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

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20750 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5450 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.


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