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Key Enabling Technologies - Structured

The Course
Enabling Technologies are recognised by the European Union to be the building blocks for future product and process solutions which address many challenges facing society.

The following are the six key enabling technologies:
• Photonics;
• Advanced Materials;
• Industrial Biotechnology;
• Advanced Manufacturing;
• Nanotechnology;
• Micro-/Nano-Electronics.

Europe's future competitiveness depends on how its future labour force can master key enabling technologies. The MSc programme provides hands-on experience to enable students demonstrate their research potential using key enabling technologies in Advanced Manufacturing.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Students with a 2.1 honours degree, or higher, in Science or Engineering (level 8) will be considered for this programme.

Duration

Structured MSc, full-time 1 year.
Structured MSc, part-time 2 years.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates from this module find employment in advanced manufacturing industries or continue to pursue PhD studies centred on realising the next generation of biomedical devices. The programme is strategically positioned to produce graduates capable of realising a new generation of medical and electronic devices based on biomaterials activated by electrical, optical, and thermal stimulation. Hands-on and taught modules will provide expertise in printed electronics and biomaterials enabling many opportunities in future medical device, pharmaceutical devices, and tissue engineering.

Further enquiries

Dr Gerard O'Connor
Head of School, Physics
E: gerard.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

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3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Hands-on research experience on state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing test-bed incorporating both additive and subtractive processes, dependent on key enabling technologies.

2. Learn new insights in scalable innovation, value chain analyses, and laser enabled bio and electronic printing.

3. Demonstrate your research potential by applying key enabling technologies for pilot manufacturing for biomedical applications.

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