MApplSc (Enterprise Systems)—
full-time and part-time

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview


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OVERALL WINNER national Postgraduate Course of the Year (Engineering) Award 2013

The Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) is designed to meet the specific requirements of industry. It equips graduates with essential knowledge and skills in the fields of operations, quality and innovation management in sectors that include medical technology, manufacturing and health services. This programme is highly regarded by employers and there is a strong demand for our graduates. It is suitable for engineering, science, commerce and arts graduates.

Key features include:

  • Ethos of innovation
  • Extensive career opportunities
  • Customised learning programme
  • Career focused courses
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Engaging teaching methods

Key facts

Entry requirements

Entry to the Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) is open to those who hold a Second Class Honours degree at Level 8 in a related discipline. Candidates who hold a Level 8 degree without honours, and who have three years’ relevant experience will also be considered.

Duration: 1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 90

Average intake: 17

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The flexible structure allows you to tailor the programme to your specific needs. You can choose from the courses listed below. Courses are subject to availability and other courses may be made available.

• Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Project Management
• Applied Innovation
• Decision Systems and Business Analytics
• Information Systems Strategy and Planning
• Operations Management
• Operations Strategy
• Logistics and Transportation
• Lean Systems
• Operations Research
• Quality Management
• Human and Systems Reliability
• Ergonomics
• Safety and Risk Management
• Regulatory Affairs

You must also prepare an industrial based research thesis on a topic to be agreed with an academic supervisor. We will provide you with a list of company specific case studies in medical technology and services organisations.

Applications and selections

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


Who teaches this course?

Dr Kathryn Cormican
Programme Director
T: + 353 91 493 975

Requirements and assessment

Problem based learning techniques are used in most of our courses. You must complete a number of real world assignments throughout the year. Written examinations take place at the end of each semester.

Find out more

Dr. Kathryn Cormican
Programme Director
College of Engineering & Informatics
NUI Galway
T 353 91 493975

PAC code

GYE13, full-time
GYE14, part-time

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,815 p.a. 2015/16 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €6,591 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

M.Applied Sc. EU Full time programme: €6,815; M.Applied Sc. EU Partl time programme: €3,520 p.a.

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.

Past students

Moyra Tangney


"The Masters of Applied Science at NUI Galway was an extremely worthwhile course, both personally and professionally. The fact that I was completing a Masters and undertaking my thesis helped me to get my current job in Ericsson. The course has provided me with a better structured framework for analysing situations and reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of
systems, which is vital in my work."

Fiona Masterson

Boston Scientific Corporation

"Through the Masters in Applied Science at NUI Galway I developed a wide range of new skills and increased my knowledge of the subject areas covered by my thesis. My critical thinking, analytical and writing skills improved greatly on completion of this course and have helped me in the independent research I have completed since graduating."

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Graduate profiles

Tracey Giles

Tracey Giles

Programme graduate

"I would recommend my course to others because it is designed in such a way that each student can tailor the course to suit their needs. Rather than all subjects being mandatory, the majority of the modules are optional and so each student can select the modules that are most applicable to their future career paths.

I would recommend NUI Galway because I think it is a lovely campus and it is clear that a lot of investment has and is currently being put into upgrading the facilities so that they match the standard of education being delivered.

I found all of my lecturers to be very approachable and welcoming anytime I knocked on their doors. I think when you are spending a large sum of money on a postgraduate course it is important to know that you will have access to the academic staff.

I commenced employment, after my course ended, with a new start-up company that recently licensed an innovative wastewater technology. My programme director actually passed on my CV to the comany! Based on my performance during the Masters she was able to vouch for my work ethic and this endorsement, along with my results, helped me secure the job."

Conor Carroll 

Conor Carroll

Programme graduate

"I would highly recommend the Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) to other students as it offers a broad range of modules that are applicable in the workplace across many industries in Ireland. The module choice allows the student to tailor the course to the student’s needs or to the requirements of a particular industry. In particular, modules such as Lean Systems, Business Analytics, Operations Management and Quality Management provide the tools necessary for roles across various industries in Ireland."