Engineering - Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Structured

Course overview
The Structured PhD is a 4-year programme which offers added value to the core component of doctoral training. Students on this programme are offered disciplinary or dissertation specific modules, as well as generic and transferable skills designed to meet the needs of an employment market that is wider than academia.

The programme is flexible and student centred, as candidates choose their own pathways in consultation with their Supervisor and Graduate Research Committee.

Entry requirements

PhD: A high Honours standard in the primary degree.

Application dates

PhD (full-time, four years); applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

New entrants may register for the programme from September to March each year
The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD and is weighted at 330 ECTs.
Students select appropriate skills modules in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Postgraduate Research Committee as follows: At least 10 ECTs in two of the three skills categories, and an overall total of at least 30 ECTs
Skills Categories: (i) Problem Based Learning; (ii) Publication/Dissemination; (iii) Formal Training (from a range of Discipline-specific, Interdisciplinary and Generic modules)


Course Code: Structured PhD, full-time—1SPE1 (four years duration) Structured PhD, part-time—1SPE2 (six years duration)


Current research projects–

Biomedical Engineering
Exercise Engineering
Ambient assisted Living
Biomedical Electronics
Rehabilitation Engineering
Cardiovascular Electronics
Medical Imaging
Automotive Electronics
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Engineering for Cancer
Power Electronics
Energy Conversion
Bio-inspired Electronics
Reconfigurable Computing
Embedded Systems
Web Technologies

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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