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Electrical & Electronic Engineering (ME)
Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
College of Engineering & Informatics
NUI Galway is pleased to offer a one year taught masters (ME) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This is a full-time programme that is being offered for the first time in 2013. It has a weighting of 60 ECTS, starting in September and running to June of the following year. The 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 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 will see NUI Galway educate a new generation of engineers to even higher standards.
The Master of Engineering
The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated (Bachelors + Masters) 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.
The ME programme on its own is a 60ECTS one academic year course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate Engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.
The minimum entry requirement is Second Class Honours Degree in a Level 8 degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third level college.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 60
Average intake: 20
Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.
NFQ level: 9
The ME in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 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 student 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. Projects will be available across all branches of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the student will work with an individual supervisor. The student may also wish to propose a project of his/her own. Core Electrical and Electronic Engineering 5-credit modules will include:
Reconfigurable System on Chip
- Biomedical Instrumentation Design
- Power Systems
- Advanced Power Electronics
- Smart Grid
- Embedded Image Processing
- Emerging Web Media
- Financial Signal Processing and Modelling
- Financial Engineering Methods for Derrivates and Risk Management
- IT Module
Available modules in the area of transferrable skills will include:
- Applied Mathematics
- Engineering Finance
- Engineering Research Methods
- Advanced Statistics for Engineers
- Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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