Course Overview

The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated (Bachelors + Masters) 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.

The ME programme on its own is a 60 ECTS one academic year course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate Engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.

This new programme, based at NUI Galway’s new Engineering Building, is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to develop their engineering knowledge for a career in industry or research based on energy systems applications. It is designed to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) with Engineers Ireland. It builds on the successful BE in Energy Systems Engineering, providing graduates with an opportunity to specialise further or to broaden their knowledge in engineering disciplines.

This programme is offered in the €40 million Engineering Building, a14,200 square-metre modern, energy-efficient facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country.

The building is a “living laboratory”, which will provide high-tech working examples for engineering students to study.

Scholarships available
Find out about our Postgraduate Scholarships here.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

  • Professor Gerard Hurley, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Dr John Eaton, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Thomas Van Rensburg, Economics

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Second Class Honours in a Level 8 (bachelor’s or equivalent) engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college, with substantial elements of energy, mechanical, electrical and/or civil engineering.


Additional Requirements

Duration

9 months, full-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15 (approximately)

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level

9

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

Course code

1MEES1

Course Outline

This programme provides training in three areas: advanced technologies in energy systems engineering, transferable skills for employment and/or a research career in the energy sector, and technology development through an energy systems engineering project.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

There are job opportunities in design and testing, consultancy, project management, energy systems management, product development and facilities engineering. The need for graduates with skills in energy systems technologies is growing, including in building energy management, renewable energy systems, electrical power systems, smart grid and energy consultancy. Other potential roles are in the areas of energy economics, energy policy, energy regulation, energy planning and the law.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,566 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Tuition

€5,426 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

€23,666 p.a. 2021/22

Find out More

Ms Sharon Gilmartin
Administration
T: +353 91 492 664
E: energyeng@nuigalway.ie

Downloads

  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)