Engineering - Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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.

This degree programme is ideally suited to graduates of Level 8 BE 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.

Subjects taught

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 Engineering 5-credit advanced technical modules will be in topics covered by our research priorities of:

Embedded Systems Design

Signal Processing & Communications

Power Electronics & Energy Conversion

Biomedical, Biometrics and Bio-inspired Electronics

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

Closing Date

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Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


9 months, full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next start date September 2024

Closing Date Offers are made on a rolling basis.

Post Course Info

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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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