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Electronic & Computer Engineering
Course OverviewThe ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a nine-month, full-time Masters programme 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.
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Who Teaches this Course
The majority of lecturers on this programme are from the core Electrical and Electronic Engineering discipline. Additional lecturing support will be provided by expert practitioners from industry and by staff from the discipline of Information Technology. The core Electrical and Electronic Engineering staff are:
- Prof. Gearóid Ó Laighin, (Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
- Dr. Martin Glavin (Programme Director: BE and ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering)
- Dr. Edward Jones
- Dr. Peter Corcoran
- Dr. Fearghal Morgan
- Dr. Maeve Duffy
- Mr. Liam Kilmartin
Dr. John Breslin
Requirements and Assessment
9 months, full-time
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Mode of study
Students can choose from a number of advanced technology modules such as: signal and image processing, embedded systems, communications technologies, sensor systems, the Internet of Things, advanced system-on-chip design and artificial intelligence.
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 lifelong learning and development in a professional engineering career, either in industry or in a research environment.
The programme will run over nine months from September–May, aligned with the academic year. It will consist of 60 ECTS divided into advanced Electronic & Computer technology modules, engineering transferable skills modules and a 20 ECTS individual project defined in one of the following research areas: signal and image processing, embedded systems, communications systems, consumer electronics, and biomedical electronics.
Advanced Technology Modules provide students with a range of electronic & 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.
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 as necessary. These modules will prepare students for lifelong learning and development in a professional engineering career, either in industry or in a research environment.
The Electronic & Computer Engineering Project combines students’ technical experience in advanced electronic & computer engineering with professional skills of project management, report writing and presentation skills, where students will work to design and implement a system using advanced technologies and techniques. All projects will include components of design, modelling, analysis, prototyping and testing, building on current state-of-art technologies as identified in commercial and academic literature. In addition to technical development towards a demonstrator system, project deliverables will include an oral presentation, submission of a research abstract and presentation of a research poster at NUI Galway’s Research Day and a professionally written technical report. Efforts will be made to identify an industrial partner for each project.
Why Choose This Course?
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 multi-nationals, 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.