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

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview


Enterprise Systems rosette

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 2014

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. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €6,591 p.a. 2013/14
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2013/14

M.Applied Sc. EU Full time programme: €6,815

M.Applied Sc. EU Partl time programme: €3,520 p.a.

Current students

Mark Gilligan


"I am confident that once my Masters is successfully completed, I will have a comprehensive skills-set; relevant hands-on practice and the confidence of a quality education.  This will be an invaluable asset to the company I join, as I blend my knowledge and learning to the advancement of their ongoing development and the enhancement of my career and pursuit of lifelong learning."

Fidelma Dunne O'Higgins


"The Masters in Applied Science Enterprise Systems was the first step of my new journey back to a career. I enjoyed the research, found the study challenging, and felt energised by the new information in my chosen subjects. The support and encouragement from staff and colleagues was reassuring and lecturers were approachable and supportive, the atmosphere was nurturing and promoted a ’can do’ attitude. I have now developed the skills I need to return to the workforce, with confidence to apply for positions in the first place. My future is looking very promising."

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."

Jacqueline Dobbs

Medtronic Vascular, Galway

"The Masters of Applied Science at NUI Galway was a very challenging, but worthwhile experience. The topics that I chose to study were new to me and this meant that it was a steep learning curve, but the experience has given me more confidence and I’ve developed many new and useful skills. Without the qualification I gained from the Masters I would not have secured my current job."

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