Course Overview

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 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.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Problem-based learning techniques are used in most of our modules. You must also complete a number of real world assignments. Written examinations take place at the end of each semester.

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.

Additional Requirements


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level


Mode of study


ECTS weighting




PAC code

GYE13, full-time
GYE14, part-time

Course Outline

The flexible structure allows you to tailor the programme to your specific needs. You can choose from those listed below. Modules are subject to availability and other modules 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.

Further Education

Graduates can progress to PhD level by carrying out research in a university or other research centre.


Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

All of our graduates have secured high quality employment in sectors such as medical technology, high tech manufacturing, software and financial services.

Your next job title could be:

Entrepreneur: managing director, general manager, venture partner, consultant.

Manager: product manager, operations manager, training manager.

Engineer: product/process engineer, quality engineer, manufacturing engineer.

Information Technology: business analyst, software programmer, information systems manager.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,815 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

€6,591 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2015/16

M.Applied Sc. EU Full time programme: €6,815; M.Applied Sc. EU Partl time programme: €3,520 p.a.

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Find out More

Dr. Kathryn Cormican
Programme Director
College of Engineering & Informatics
NUI Galway
T 353 91 493975