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 satisfies Engineers Ireland's education standard for Chartered Engineer status.

Important information re the level of the ME qualification and students' satisfaction of accreditation requirements is provided on the course website.

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 professional 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


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. Graduates of the programme will be capable of working in any branch of electrical and electronic engineering, including power electronics, energy, biomedical electronics, microelectronics or automotive systems. The combination of modules on advanced technologies and transferable skills prepares graduates for roles in industry, consultancy and contracting, or further research. As an accredited (Level 9) programme, it has international recognition through the Washington Accord.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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