Do YOU want to create:

..the next generation iPOD
..the next generation medical device to help disabled people have a better quality of life innovative, renewable energy system to reduce our carbon foot-print
..automotive electronics to help drivers see pedestrians at night-time?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then you should consider a career in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Electrical and electronic systems and devices are all around us and are an integral part of our everyday lives from mobile phones, life-support systems in hospitals, MP3 players, automotive electronics, high-definition TVs, pacemakers devices, avionics, the list goes on.

Electronic Engineering makes the world go around!

If you want to create the next generation of Electrical and Electronic Systems & Devices.

The Electrical & Electronic Engineering has two four-year level-8 degree and two five-year level-9 programmes, which are accredited by Engineers Ireland and are thus recognised as professional engineering degrees throughout the world. With the five-year level-9 programmes there is option to graduate after four years with level-8 degree.

A Student-Centered Department

Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway is particularly proud of its student-centered approach to teaching & learning and has a series of special initiatives to support students, namely: 

  • Tutoring and mentoring of first and second year students
  • An active staff-student communications forum
  • Implementation of the most current teaching technologies.
  • Assessable staff

NUI Galway Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduates find excellent employment opportunities, locally, nationally and internationally, in a broad range of dynamic companies from biomedical devices, financial services, automotive electronics, telecommunications, consumer electronics, healthcare, broadcasting, energy, computer systems, etc.


Due to the inventive nature of Engineering there is also excellent scope for Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduates to start their own business around new electronics-based products, which they have developed, with a wide range of excellent government supports available to do this.

  • An accredited degree - a professional qualification.
  • A portable qualification that is recognised throughout Ireland, the EU and the world.
  • An opportunity to apply your mathematical and analytical strengths in new and emerging technologies and industries.
  • A path to higher management in the technology sector.
  • Excellent prospects for employment and full-time postgraduate research.
  • 4 years of study in Galway - a city made for students.
  • The warm and friendly atmosphere of a small department with world class facilities

The Electronics Industry is once again a vibrant industry in Ireland and globally, so the demand for Electronics Engineers is growing rapidly again at all levels. The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is also a vibrant, youthful department with a student centred approach to education. If you want a professional, internationally recognised qualification from a top Irish University, then you must give serious consideration to Electronics at NUI Galway.

With the push for a knowledge based economy in Ireland, these qualifications are increasingly in demand. IBEC, Forfás, ICT Ireland and Engineers Ireland all tell us that there is a shortage of graduates now and that the demand will continue.

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Module Descriptions For Engineering & IT Programmes


If you cannot find the module information you are looking for, please contact the Discipline Administrator directly:

Civil Engineering - Brid Flaherty

Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering - Jane Bowman

Information Technology - Tina Earls

Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Mary Costello

Energy Systems Engineering - Office