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Enterprise Systems (MApplSc, full-time or part-time)
MApplSc (Enterprise Systems)—
full-time and part-time
College of Engineering & Informatics
OVERALL WINNER national Postgraduate Course of the Year (Engineering) Award 2013
The Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) programme was designed in partnership with academics and employers to meet the specific requirements of industry. It equips graduates with essential knowledge and skills in operations, quality, and innovation management in sectors such as medical technology, manufacturing and health services. It is suitable for engineering, science, commerce and arts graduates. The programme is of significant interest to students who may wish to change direction from their course of undergraduate study and pursue a new career path that offers them sound employment prospects in a growth area.
This programme is highly regarded by employers and there is a strong demand for our graduates. Graduates have secured meaningful roles in Apple, Accenture, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Kerry Group, Ingersoll Rand, IBM and Hewlett Packard
Key features of the programme include:
- Infusing a strong ethos of innovation in students
- Engaging teaching methods (e.g. Lego serious play; company visits; guest lectures)
- A customised learning programme to suit the needs of individual students
- Multidisciplinary approach (e.g. spanning engineering, technology and business)
- Extensive career opportunities
Enterprise Systems focus on people, process and technology related issues in an organisation. Our flexible course structure allows you to build your own curriculum by choosing from a number of available modules to make up 50 ECTS (credits) or equivalent over the duration of the programme. A research thesis (30 ECTS) and Research Methods (10 ECTS) are core subjects and ensure students develop their critical thinking, analytical and writing skills. Learning outcomes are achieved by problem-based learning techniques and completion of a number of real world assignments. Written examinations are held each semester.
A Second Class Honours (H2.2) 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.
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.
NFQ level: 9
The programmes flexible structure allows you to tailor content 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
• Safety and Risk Management
• Regulatory Affairs
• Research Methods
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.
Graduates can progress to PhD level by carrying out research in a university or other research centre.
Applications and selections
Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.
Requirements and assessment
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College of Engineering & Informatics
T 353 91 493975
"The programme is well delivered as there is a nice balance between practical and classroom based learning. I found the lecturers to be some of the most helpful and engaging people I have come across during my studies as they take a hand on approach to getting students involved in class discussions and debates. All in all, the programme is an excellent foundation for finding future employment opportunities due to the high level of personal and professional development you will obtain. It helped open up numerous career opportunities for me so it is a programme that I would highly recommend."
"With a broad subject choice the Masters of Applied Science at NUI Galway allowed me to tailor the course to focus on the areas of interest to me which also complemented my science degree. Through team-oriented projects I developed better inter-personal skills and grew exponentially both professionally and personally. With a flexible course structure and forward thinking/innovative faculty the degree encourages and inspires entrepreneurship and innovation. The course is very relevant to current industrial practices as I found I had a working knowledge of the medical device industry from day one in my current job."
Niall O Conor
"Completing the Enterprise Systems Masters Programme has opened up a variety of new options for me, significantly building the skill-set which I had brought in to the course. The diversity of modules to choose from allowed me to focus on the areas that best interested me. With an excellent mix of practical and theoretical approaches, as well as access to the wider range of services and support within NUI Galway I would recommend this programme to anyone."
"I undertook the Masters of Applied Science in NUI Galway with the aim of acquiring new skills and knowledge to aid in my future career progression. The course was challenging and required high standards throughout. While striving to meet these standards I believe I have greatly improved my knowledge of business systems and gained valuable new skills. I believe the lessons learnt during the course will facilitate my personal and professional development into the future."
CEO Nucleus Venture Partners
"We have engaged and recruited graduates and found them to be great problem solvers and critical thinkers. Their background in lean systems has been very applicable to a number of our companies where they have helped to implement sound systems and processes which have allowed our subsidiaries to scale rapidly."
Senior Director Medtronic
"The Enterprise systems programme at NUI Galway focuses on providing the necessary knowledge to be excellent systems thinkers. Graduates have the ability to understand people; process as well as technology related issues in an organisation. The programme encourages candidates to analyse problems using scientific methods and to generate innovative and effective solutions to these problems. Furthermore graduates are given real skills such as the ability to work in a team and communicate well. Such skills are essential to fast moving high tech companies like ours."