National University of Ireland Galway College of Engineering & Informatics

Introduction

With over 17,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of arts, social science, and celtic studies; business, public policy and law; engineering and informatics; medicine, nursing and health sciences; and science.

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Top Class Courses

NUI Galway offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas of international standard, which provide students with opportunities for personal and academic development, as well as giving them the knowledge and skills they need to pursue successful careers.

Best Career Opportunities

The University's approach to innovative programme development means that courses are developed to reflect the ever-changing needs of the job market and the economy.

NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.

This reputation is reflected in our performance in various University League Tables.

We are one of just two universities in Ireland who have been awarded five stars in the prestigious QS star ranking. Times Higher Education ranks us 3rd best university in Ireland. Meanwhile, five of our disciplines were listed in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. They are:

  • History
  • Computer Science and Info Systems
  • English Language and Literature
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Law

Inspirational Teaching

Top quality teaching is our number one priority at NUI Galway. Our lecturers are working at the forefront of their subject area, bringing the latest ideas and discoveries into the lecture theatre. Our students are challenged to achieve their full potential by taking an active part in their learning.

Our commitment to excellence in teaching and research attracts high-calibre students from all over the world. More than 2,000 international students from over 90 countries, choose to study here.

A Research-led University

NUI Galway is a research-led University with internationally recognised expertise in selected priority areas.

Research at NUI Galway is forward-thinking and global in scale. Today we are leading the field in a wide range of areas including stem cell and gene therapy research, human rights law, environmental change, and developing the next generation of internet technology.

Our key research achievements include:

  • Home to two Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centres for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSETs), our Digital Enterprise research Institute (DERI) and our Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI)
  • Awarded Republic of Ireland's first UNESCO Chair in Children's Youth and Civic Engagement
  • The world's leading experts in Human Rights Law
  • Ireland 's leading Marine and Environmental Research Centres
  • Ireland 's primary centre for stem cell and gene therapy research and regenerative medicine
  • Industry

Much of our research is translational; we have developed excellent research and development collaborations with national and multi-national industry partners. NUI Galway is Ireland's leading University for knowledge transfer with more spin out companies, licenses and patents created in the last three years, than any other Irish university.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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M.Sc. Computer Science – Data Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Galway

Globally, there is a reported shortage of data analytics talent, particularly of individuals with the required deep [+]

Big Challenges being addressed by this programme – motivation Globally, there is a reported shortage of data analytics talent, particularly of individuals with the required deep technical and analytical skills. (1) Accenture, Gartner and McKinsey have all identified Data Analytics as one of the fastest growing employment areas in computing and one most likely to make an impact in the future. The Irish Government’s policy is for Ireland to become a leading country in Europe for big data and analytics, which would result in 21,000 potential new employment opportunities in Ireland alone. (1) CNN has listed jobs in this area in their Top 10 best new jobs in America. 1) “Assessing the Demand for Big Data and Analytics Skills”, 2013-2020. Forfás Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, 2014. Programme objectives & purpose This is an advanced programme that provides Computing graduates with advanced knowledge and skills in the emerging growth area of Data Analytics. It includes advanced topics such as large-scale data analytics, information retrieval, data mining, natural language processing, and web data analytics. It also includes foundational modules in topics such as statistics and programming for data analytics. Students on the programme further deepen their knowledge of Data Analytics by working on a project either in conjunction with a research group or with an industry partner. Graduates will be excellently qualified to go into academic research or to pursue careers in industry in a wide range of areas. Opportunities include: - PhD-level research in NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland, or abroad - Multinational enterprises, in Galway and elsewhere, that provide services and solutions for analytics and big data; - Multinational enterprises whose businesses depend on analytics and big data technologies; - Innovative indigenous companies and leading-edge start-ups whose provide analytics solutions and products. What’s special about CoEI/National University Ireland Galway in this area: The MSc in Computer Science (Data Analytics) is being delivered by the Information Technology Discipline, in collaboration with the Insight Research Centre and with input from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics in NUI Galway - The Information Technology Discipline is NUI Galway’s Computer Science academic discipline, with a 25-year track record of education, research, and industry collaboration - The Insight research centre in NUI Galway is Europe’s largest research centre for Data Analytics - This programme opens the door for graduates for opportunities in PhD level research, careers in industry, or starting new ventures. Programme Structure 90 ECTS programme One full year in duration, beginning September and finishing August Comprises: - Foundational taught modules (20 ECTS) - Advanced taught modules (40 ECTS) - Research/Industry Project (30 ECTS). Programme Content Sample Modules - Statistics - Probability - Advanced Biomaterials - Linear Algebra - Digital Signal Processing - Programming for Data Analytics - Research Project Fundamentals - Open & Linked Data - Information Retrieval - Machine Learning & Data Mining - Learning for Information Retrieval - Tools & Techniques for Large Scale Data Analytics - Data Mining on the Web - Systems Modelling and Simulation - Case Studies in Data Analytics - Embedded Signal Analysis and Processing - Natural Language Processing - Data Visualisation Opportunity for number of Industrial & Research internships: Students enrolled on this programme will have an opportunity to apply for a one-year post-graduation internship in either a related industry or research group in Ireland. Scholarships   A number of scholarships are being made available by the College of Engineering and Informatics to non-EU students registered on these MSc programmes. Each scholarship will be valued at €2,500 and will be awarded to successful candidates based on the submission of a personal statement and CV to the College.    A number of industry sponsored Scholarships will also be available, each to the value of €2,500. Entry Requirements The M.Sc. is suitable for high-performing graduates of Computer Science and closely related degree programmes. Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have at least Second class honours, grade one in a Level 8 degree such as a B.Sc. in Computer Science or a BE in Computer Engineering, or another degree programme that is similar in content to the relevant undergraduate degrees offered by NUI Galway and is from a recognised university or third level college. How to apply Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). The PAC code for this program is GYE06. [-]

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Galway

This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to water security issues. Core modules will address technical aspects of water [+]

Big Challenges being addressed by this programme - Water security is a major concern facing humanity, engineers are the primary professionals tackling this issue. - Annually, more than 3.4 million people die from water related diseases - 1 in 9 people world-wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water - 1 in 3 people world-wide are affected by water scarcity - Population growth and climate change will place significant stresses on global water resources - Flooding of both urban and rural areas is being exacerbated by climate change Programme objectives & purpose This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to water security issues. Core modules will address technical aspects of water provision, water resource management and flood mitigation. A primary objective of the programme is to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of modern hydrological modelling tools. The programme has a strong emphasis on the design of hydrological systems, with students working in groups to solve real world problems. Graduates of this programme will be in a position to make significant contributions to solving water resource problems in both industry and academia worldwide. What’s special about CoEI/National University Ireland Galway in this area: - Water engineering has been taught at graduate level at NUIG for over 40 years. During this period students from over 50 countries have graduated from NUIG. - This MSc in Water Resources Engineering is a re-launch of NUI Galway’s International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme established by the late Prof Eamonn Nash. Many of the staff who lectured on the Hydrology Programme contribute to the current programme; so the recognised tradition of world-class teaching in water engineering at NUIG continues. - Currently NUIG staff are involved in large-scale funded research projects in water resources, facilitated by the world-class research facilities at NUIG. Programme Structure This is a 90ECTS programme It is a one full year programme, starting in September and finishing August The programme comprises of the following elements: - taught (core and elective) modules (55 ECTS) - integrated group design project (15 ECTS) - individual research project and thesis (30 ECTS). Programme Content Sample Core Modules: - Hydrology & Water Resources - Hydraulic Modelling - Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems Water Quality Modelling - Water Resources in Developing Countries Applied Field Hydrogeology - Advanced Fluid Mechanics Sample Elective Modules: - Computational Methods in Civil Engineering - Turbomachines & Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Environmental Economics - Engineering Finance - Project Management - Applied Statistics for Engineers - Environmental Impact Assessment - Global Climate Change Opportunity for number of Industrial & Research internships. Students enrolled on this programme will have an opportunity to apply for a one-year post-graduation internship in either a related industry or research group in Ireland. Scholarships A number of scholarships are being made available by the College of Engineering and Informatics to non-EU students registered on these MSc programmes. Each scholarship will be valued at €2,500 and will be awarded to successful candidates based on the submission of a personal statement and CV to the College.    A number of industry sponsored Scholarships will also be available, each to the value of €2,500. The College of Engineering and Informatics will also award the Nash Scholarship in Water Resource Engineering. This is in memory of our deceased colleague, Eamonn Nash who was our Professor of Engineering Hydrology for many years, and was a well-known in the international engineering community. The “Nash cascade” and “NashSutcliffe coefficient” were named after him, and these still feature in scholarly publications. Over four hundred senior hydrologists throughout the world received their post-graduate hydrological education at this University. Entry Requirements: Minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in Civil / Environmental Engineering or equivalent. Applications from candidates from cognate disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. How to apply Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). The PAC code for this program is GYE23. [-]

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