Engineering - Electronic & Computer Engineering
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 accreditation requirements is provided on the course website.
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.
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.
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.
Post Course Info
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.