Master of Engineering (Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering)

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

This full-time programme is at Level 9 in the Irish qualifications system and it has been designed to meet the educational requirements necessary for progression to Chartered Engineer status with Engineers Ireland. Accreditation for the programme will be sought after the first cohort of graduates emerges from the programme. NUI Galway has a long tradition of providing a high quality accredited bachelor degree (BE) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and in Electronic and Computer Engineering. The new programme builds on this experience and the ME Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering will see NUI Galway educate a new generation of electrical, electronic and computer engineers to even higher standards.

This programme is offered within the new €40m Engineering Building, a14,200 square metre, modern, energy-efficient
facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country. The building is equipped with an extensive range of high-tech
teaching and research electrical, electronic and computer engineering laboratory facilities The programme will be delivered by staff members who are world leaders in terms of research and industry interaction.


Key facts

Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third level college.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2016

ECTS weighting: 60

Average intake: 20

Closing date: Please refer to offer rounds/closing dates website

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The ME has three primary elements: (i) advanced core modules in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, (ii) an individual capstone project, and (iii) modules on transferrable skills and personal development.

The core Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering 5-credit advanced technical modules will be in topics covered by our research priorities of:

  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Signal Processing & Communications
  • Power Electronics & Energy Conversion
  • Biomedical, Biometrics and Bio-inspired Electronics

Available modules in the area of transferable skills will include:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Engineering Finance
  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics for Engineers
  • Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

The majority of lecturers on this course are from the core Electrical and Electronic Engineering discipline.  Additional lecturing support will be provided by expert practitioners from industry and by staff from disciplines that are cognate to Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  The core Electrical and Electronic Engineering staff are:

Prof. Gearóid Ó Laighin, (Head of Electrical & Electronic Eng) 
Prof. Gerard Hurley 
Dr. Edward Jones 
Dr. Peter Corcoran
Dr. Fearghal Morgan 
Dr. Maeve Duffy
Dr Martin Glavin
Mr. Liam Kilmartin
Dr. John Breslin

Requirements and assessment

You will take a number of taught modules (40 ECTS), and these will be examined at end-of-semester examinations in December and April and/or through assignments and continuous assessment. The individual project will run throughout the year, with a submission date at the end of May. You will select a project in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering on a state-of-the-art topic covered by our research priorities.

Find out more

Mary Costello
T: +353 91 492 728

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €4,900 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €4,676 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.