Engineering - Electronic & Computer Engineering

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This ME is designed as a follow-on to a Level 8 (honours) degree in Electronic & Computer Engineering or equivalent. It allows graduates to develop advanced, industry-relevant skills in a range of topics in Electronic & Computer Engineering, providing them with a Level 9 qualification that satisfies Engineers Ireland's criteria for chartered status.

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.

Students can choose from a range of transferable skills modules that enable them to develop skills in business, innovation, regulatory, and research methods, while also providing options in advanced mathematical techniques and information technology. These modules will prepare students for life-long learning and development in a professional engineering career, either in industry or in a research environment. Advanced technology modules provide students with a range of electronic and computing technology topics designed to complement proposed research project areas, such as: signal and image processing, embedded systems, sensor systems for biomedical applications, communications systems, automotive applications, the Internet of things, and advanced system-on-chip technologies.


1. The programme provides extensive career opportunities.

2. Teaching staff are experienced researchers, and experts in their respective fields.

3. You can select a project topic based on your personal interests and also avail of the expertise of the academic staff who perform cutting-edge research in a wide range of technologies in electronic and computer engineering.

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Minimum Entry Requirements
Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 (or equivalent) degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission will 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
Graduates of this programme will be well qualified to pursue careers in industry and academic research, and will be equally comfortable working in the software and hardware industries. Numerous opportunities exist for graduates of this programme in industries ranging from large multinationals to indigenous companies, state bodies, and small businesses. Graduates may also wish to join or form their own start-up businesses, as many of our graduates have, successfully, in the past.

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