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Course Name Cao Code College/school
Computer Science and Information Technology GY350 College of Engineering & Informatics
Project and Construction Management GY410 College of Engineering & Informatics
Mechanical Engineering GY405 College of Engineering & Informatics
Engineering (Undenominated) GY401 College of Engineering & Informatics
Energy Systems Engineering GY413 College of Engineering & Informatics
Civil Engineering GY402 College of Engineering & Informatics
Electronic and Computer Engineering GY406 College of Engineering & Informatics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering GY414 College of Engineering & Informatics
Biomedical Engineering GY408 College of Engineering & Informatics

Engineering

 

Engineering involves the organisation of scientific, technical, practical and managerial knowledge for the purposes of solving in an orderly manner the many kinds of technical and practical problems which are continually facing society.

A graduate engineer from NUI, Galway has sufficient knowledge of science and technology, and an appreciation of different kinds of craftsman's skills which enable him/her to identify problems and to design and plan solutions for them. The engineer is concerned not only with the design but with the cost of the resources (finance, manpower, equipment and energy) necessary to bring the project to completion; here cost must include not only financial cost but also costs such as social and environmental costs.

The increasing complexity of the methods devised by engineers for satisfying the requirements of society has brought with it corresponding specialisation in the education and training of engineers.

The education of an engineer does not end with his/her degree; rather it is just starting. Graduate engineers work under the supervision of one or more senior engineers until after four years they themselves qualify to become Chartered or Professional Engineers through an appropriate Engineering institution such as the Institution of Engineers in Ireland.

 

Computer Science & Information Technology

The National University of Ireland, Galway has identified Information Technology as one of its key strategic academic disciplines. Within the Irish University sector, it has a unique approach to development of IT research and teaching, recognising separate demands for:

  • IT as an individual discipline focused on industry's needs for Software Engineering skills and research
  • IT in combination with other disciplines to address the broader skill needs of the information society.

The programme is designed to produce graduates with the theoretical foundation and applied skills needed to pursue careers as IT professionals in the computing, software, manufacturing, service, public and other business sectors. NUI, Galway's Information Technology graduates will be recognised by their strong technical background in Programming, Software Engineering, Networks and Telecommunications, which is built upon a solid theoretical knowledge of computer science. The B.Sc. in Information Technology supplements these studies with courses in business and an applied European language (French, German or Spanish). These courses broaden a student's appreciation and understanding of the marketplace, and develop valuable applied skills in business and languages.

There is a bright future for Ireland's information technology graduates. Nationally and internationally, the computing and telecommunications industries are experiencing phenomenal growth, with many different opportunities to develop a rewarding and fulfilling career. The potential for job variety is almost limitless, as people with IT skills are needed for positions in: software development, manufacturing, music recording, education, mass-media, and financial services.