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Electronic & Computer Engineering

Your Course
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. A range of Engineering Transferable Skills modules enable students 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.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Careers or further progression

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 business, as many of our graduates have done so successfully in the past.

Further enquiries

Dr. Martin Glavin
T: +353 91 492 035

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

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.

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