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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Programs

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M.Sc. Computer Science – Data Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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,... [-]

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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... [-]

Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Galway + 1 more

This award winning programme was designed in partnership with academics and employers to meet the specific requirements of industry. It equips graduates with essential knowledge and skills in the fields of operations, quality, and innovation management. [+]

Course Overview This award winning programme was designed in partnership with academics and employers to meet the specific requirements of industry. It equips graduates with essential knowledge and skills in the fields of operations, quality, and innovation management. The programme aims to enhance graduates’ technical and management contribution in various enterprises including manufacturing, financial services, health services, government, and many more. It invites participants from many disciplines: it is suitable for Engineering, Science, Commerce, and Arts graduates who wish to pursue a career in a high-tech environment. This conversion aspect is of significant interest to students who may wish to change direction from their course of undergraduate study and pursue a new career path that offers them sound employment prospects in a growth area. The Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) programme is highly regarded by employers and there has always been a strong demand for our graduates. Graduates of this programme have secured roles in engineering, management and IT in companies such as Accenture, Apple, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Valeo, Ingersoll Rand, Pepsi, Kerry Group, IBM, Ericsson, Elan and Hewlett Packard. 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. Engineering, Technology, 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... [-]

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Ireland Galway

The programme is designed to meet the international demand for 90 ECTS Level 9 qualification in Mechanical Engineering. [+]

Big Challenges being addressed by this programme – motivation. The programme is designed to meet the international demand for 90 ECTS Level 9 qualification in Mechanical Engineering. Programme objectives & purpose The MSc is a 12-month, 90 ECTS Level 9 Masters in Mechanical Engineering, which will take engineering (BE) and closely-related graduates to an advanced level of mechanical engineering capability, focusing on advanced design, analysis, materials and manufacture via state-of-the-art technology. This course offers a broad range of advanced engineering modules, including advanced applied mathematics and advanced computational modelling, as well as industry-specific advanced modules in manufacturing technology, offshore engineering, energy and medical device development and materials. A substantial 12-month research thesis allows the students to implement new research skills developed within a specially-designed module on engineering research methods, including publication of the research findings. Each MSc project focuses on a current ‘hot topic’ in mechanical engineering industry and is carried out in collaboration with industry partners. What’s special about CoEI/National University Ireland Galway in this area: The CoEI have a range of specialist level 9 programmers in multiple disciplines of Engineering and Information Technology, that follow on from the level 8 (B.E.) programmes. The college has a long tradition of producing highly skilled mechanical engineering graduates who achieve hugely successful careers in industry, research and academia at an international level. At NUI Galway, we have a considerable range of state-of-the art facilities and technical expertise for engineering research. We also are located at the heart of one of Europe’s... [-]