Engineering - Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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This full-time programme will enable BE (Level 8) graduates to advance and focus their engineering knowledge towards a career in industry or research based on electrical/electronic applications. It 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. Accreditation for the programme will be sought after the first cohort of graduates emerges.

The ME has three primary elements: (i) advanced core modules in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; (ii) an individual capstone project; and (iii) modules on transferrable skills and personal development. The core Electrical and Electronic advanced technical modules are in topics covered by our research priorities of: Embedded Systems Design; Signal Processing and Communications; Power Electronics and Energy Conversion; and Biomedical, Biometrics; and Bio-inspired Electronics. Available modules in the area of transferable skills include: Financial Management; Engineering Research Methods; Introduction to Regulatory Affairs; Human Reliability; and Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Important information re the level of the ME qualification and students' satisfaction of accrediation requirements:

ME Programme Accreditation The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated (Bachelors + Masters) 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (Level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.

The ME programme on its own is a 60 ECTS one academic year course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification 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. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.


1. This programme is offered within the new €40m Engineering Building, a 14,200 squaremetre, modern, energy-efficient facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country; it is equipped with an extensive range of high-tech teaching and research electrical, electronic and computer engineering laboratory facilities.

2. The programme will be delivered by staff members who are world leaders in research and industry interaction.

3. You can select a project in Electrical and Electronic Engineering on any state-of-theart topic covered by our research priorities.

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Minimum entry 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.


9 months, full-time.

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Career opportunities
This degree programme is ideally suited to the electrical/electronic engineer who wishes to become more competent in advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering topics. 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 through the Washington Accord.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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