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Key Enabling Technologies - Structured

Research and teaching programmes in Science and Engineering at NUI Galway are integral to the six key enabling technologies (KETs) identified for the re-industrialisation of Europe. These include photonics, nanotechnology, advanced materials, micro- and nano-electronics, industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing. Multiple key enabling technologies are now recognised to be important building blocks of future advanced manufacturing platforms. This intensive structured MSc by research will provide students with advanced training in the application of these technologies in advanced additive and subtractive manufacturing pilot lines at NUI Galway.

Entry requirements

Students with a 2.1 honours degree, or higher, in Science or Engineering (level 8) will be considered for this programme. Students with a 2.1 grade from year 3 of the BSc or BEng programme at NUI Galway will be given a provisional offer of a place on the programme. Students from other Universities with similar grades in similar Science or Engineering disciplines will be given a provisional offer also.


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

Further enquiries

Dr. Gerard O'Connor, Vice Dean Grad Studies
College of Science, School of Physics
T: +353 91 492513

Research areas

Areas of interest

Students can participate in the following areas of interest:

Advanced Manufacturing (Printed biomaterials, Printed biomaterials, Bioprinting, Laser based Manufacture, Future medical device manufacturing)

Photonics (Laser material interactions, Laser ablation, Laser curing, Laser sintering, Optical design, Spectroscopy, Imaging, Laser tissue interactions)

Nanotechnologies (Nanostructured surfaces, Thin nanometre-thick films, Nanowires, Bio-nano-interactions, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles)

Advanced materials (Biomaterials, thin films, Polymers, Composites, Chemical synthesis, Biomechanics, Soft condensed matter, Aerosols)

Industrial Biotechnology (Stem cell manufacture, Biodiagnostics, Medical devices, Pharmaceuticals, Infectious diseases)

Nano-/ Micro Electronics (Large area electronics, Printed electrodes, Organic light emitted diodes, Printed conductors, Transparent conductive layers, Material properties, Processes & applications, Sensor / equipment development)

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