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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Colleges & Schools
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Structured PhD Programme
The Structured PhD is a 4-year full-time programme* which offers added value to the core component of doctoral training. Students on this programme are offered disciplinary or dissertation specific modules, as well as generic and transferable skills designed to meet the needs of an employment market that is wider than academia.
The programme is flexible and student centred, as candidates choose their own pathways in consultation with their Supervisor and Graduate Research Committee.
New entrants may register for the programme from September to March each year
The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD and is weighted at 330 ECTs for a 4-year funded PhD (340 ECTs for 3-year funding).
Students select appropriate graduate skills activities/modules each year in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Postgraduate Research Committee as follows:
Skills Categories: (i) Problem Based Learning; (ii) Publication/Dissemination; (iii) Formal Training (from a range of Discipline-specific, Interdisciplinary and Generic modules)
ECTs are recorded in the annual GRC report and awarded in year-3 of studies. Formal registration for GS skills modules is encouraged to supplement ECTs recorded in a student's GRC report.
The College Graduate Studies Manual details all of the requirements and registration procedures involved in the Structured programme:
Graduate Research Manual
Information for the "GS" coded modules listed in the manual is available from Graduate Studies: http://www.nuigalway.ie/graduatestudies/module_table.html
Below are links to descriptions of non-GS coded modules:
|BME501||Advanced Finite Element Methods|
|BME502||Advanced Tissue Engineering|
|BME503||Biomechanics & Mechanobiology|
|BME505||Introduction to Biomechanics|
|CE511||Computational Methods in Civil Engineering|
|CE512||Integrated Civil Engineering Design|
|CE514||Transportation Systems and Infrastructure II|
|CE515||Sustainable Energy & Energy in Buildings|
|CT547||Data Storage and Retrieval|
|CT548||Object Oriented Software Design|
|CT561||Systems Modelling and Simulation|
|CT562||Web and Mobile App Design and Development|
|CT563||Web Science and Analytics|
|EE551||Embedded Image Processing|
|EG500||Advanced Energy Systems Engineering|
|ME516||Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|ME517||Combustion Science and Engineering|
|ME521||Research Methods for Engineers|
|MP553||Advanced Applied Mathematics for Engineers I|
|MP554||Advanced Applied Mathematics for Engineers 2|
Please note: Not all modules are available each year - please check with discipline offering the module
Visit the University Postgraduate Admissions Website for information on admissions procedures, fees and funding, closing dates etc. at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/postgrad/
* this programme is not available on a part-time basis