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Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering is concerned with defining the technologies required for our future needs, including communication, entertainment, energy and healthcare. Electrical and Electronic Engineers are involved in advances in medical technology, e-commerce, mobile telephones, wireless communications, renewable energy and the internet. This degree programme provides students with a broad range of skills relating to all aspects of the design of electronic systems and devices. It combines coursework in different aspects of electrical and electronic engineering, as well as individual and group project work, where students design and build innovative electronic systems.
This programme provides a solid technological base from which a career in electrical and electronic engineering can be launched, along with the basic skills needed to sustain professional development throughout a graduate career. As it combines coursework, laboratory classes and projects in different aspects of electrical and electronic engineering, the programme will give graduates the knowledge and skills needed to design and develop innovation technologies for a wide range of industry sectors. It incorporates the design and development of devices, circuits and systems that are used in a wide range of high-tech products and so it will appeal to students who like to understand how technology works, and who have an interest in electrical or electronic circuits. Students who enjoy science, and particularly physics, are usually attracted to it.
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For A -Levels: A minimum of Grade C in Mathematics is required.
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A Level Grades (2017)
ABC & a (AS) or equivalent combination
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Mode of study
- Engineering Calculus
- Engineering Mathematical Methods
- Engineering Mechanics
- Engineering Chemistry
- Engineering Physics
- Fundamentals of Engineering
- Engineering Graphics
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Computing
- Engineering Calculus
- Engineering Algebra
- Applied Maths I & II Engineering Numerical Analysis
- Engineering Statistics
- Electrical Circuits and Systems I & II
- Analogue Systems Design I
- Microprocessor Systems Engineering I & II
- Theory of Machines
- Digital Systems
- Laboratory exercises
- Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Theory Programming
- Business Management and Finance
- Professional Studies
- Linear Control Systems
- Electrical Power and Machines
- Signals and Communications
- Communications Systems Engineering
- Project and laboratory work
- Engineering Electromagnetics
- Digital Systems
- Analogue Systems Design
- Power Systems
- Power Electronics
- Digital Signal Processing
- Digital Systems Design and VHDL
- Telecommunications Software Applications
- Project and Laboratory work
- Semiconductor Technology
- Advanced RF Engineering Electromagnetics
- Systems Engineering
- Applied Software Engineering
Year 5 - Optional
Follow chosen course of Engineering to Masters level.
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.
Details for Masters level can be found here.
The core Electrical and Electronic Engineering 5-credit advanced technical modules will be in topics covered by our research priorities of:
- AY872 Financial Management 1
- CE463 Computational Methods in Energy Systems Engineering
- CE6116 Risk and Reliability Engineering
- CT549 Smart Grid
- CT561 Systems Modelling and Simulation
- EE3101 Electromechanical Power Conversion
- EE343 Communication Signals and Systems
- EE345 Digital Systems II
- EE352 Linear Control Systems
- EE4100 Digital Control Systems
- EE445 Digital Signal Processing
- EE448 Power Electronics
- EE451 System on Chip Design I
- EE453 Telecommunications Software Applications
- EE502 Bioinstrumentation Design
- EE590 Reconfigurable System on Chip (rSoc) Design
- IE446 Project Management
- IE450 Lean Systems
- ME3104 Introduction to Regulatory Affairs (online module)
- ME432 Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- ME521 Research Methods for Engineers
- ME572 Human Reliability
Details for Year 5 modules can be found here.
Modules for 2017-18Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.
Glossary of Terms
- You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
- An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
- Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
- A module you may choose to study.
- A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
- Required Core Subject
- A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
- Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.
Year 1 (60 Credits)Required MA140: Engineering Calculus - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP120: Engineering Mechanics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CH140: Engineering Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EI160: Engineering Graphics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1110: Engineering Computing I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EI140: Fundamentals of Engineering - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required MM140: Engineering Mathematical Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EI150: Engineering Design - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Required CT1111: Engineering Computing II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PH140: Engineering Physics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Year 2 (60 Credits)Required MA2101: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST1100: Engineering Statistics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EE231: Electronic Instrumentation and Sensors - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EE220: Digital Systems I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EE344: Communication Systems Engineering - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2106: Object-Oriented Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2102: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EE230: Electrical Circuits & Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EE219: Analogue Systems Design I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EE224: Microprocessor Systems Engineering - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EE232: Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2109: Object Oriented Programming: Data Structures and Algorithms - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Year 3 (60 Credits)Required EE3101: Electromechanical Power Conversion - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EE352: Linear Control Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EE345: Digital Systems II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EE342: Analogue Systems Design II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EE357: Signals and Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EE343: Communication Signals and Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CT326: Programming III - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Required ME3102: Project Management for Engineers - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CT3112: Professional Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EE3102: Electrical & Electronic Engineering Discipline Professional Experience Programme - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Year 4 (60 Credits)Required EE451: System on Chip Design I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EE445: Digital Signal Processing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EE453: Telecommunications Software Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EE448: Power Electronics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required ME432: Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EE452: System on Chip Design II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EE444: Communications and Signal Processing Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EE348: Engineering Electromagnetics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EE4100: Digital Control Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EE450: Power Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EE443: BE Project - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, suitably qualified students have the option to enrol and continue their studies to Masters or PhD level.
Students can advance to Masters level (ME) through our one year taught Masters programme (September-June) that builds on the successful completion of their undergraduate programme, subject to a sufficient standard (2nd Class Honours minimum). This programme is an integrated follow-on to the BE programme and is designed to meet Engineers Ireland’s criterion for Level 9 degrees, providing graduates with a route to Chartered Engineering status that will be recognised worldwide.
Masters degree education is becoming increasingly the norm internationally in Engineering, and this programme strengthens the ability of our graduates to compete nationally and internationally at the highest level for employment in industry and other sectors of the economy.
In our PhD programme students develop highly innovative state-of the-art solutions to current problems in power electronics, automotive electronics, consumer electronics, biomedical electronics and bio-inspired systems. Much of the research in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway involves a high level of interaction with the hi-tech R&D industry sector.
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- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.