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 honors 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 is a nine month taught Master’s programme, which is a direct follow-on from the four-year undergraduate BE programme in Mechanical Engineering, providing students with the opportunity to take a first step in advanced engineering education and research skills, within the framework of the academic and professional requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The philosophy of the programme is the preparation of graduates for exciting careers in advanced engineering and innovative technology development and management.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
9 Months Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline.
- Mechanical engineering industry (e.g., power generation, renewable energy, machine tool manufacture, equipment manufacture.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
ME programme: individuals must have a minimum Second Class Honors, Grade 2 (H2.2), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognized university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission will include the specific content of the undergraduate degree, the applicant’s performance, and the availability of places.
Science/Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
Mechanical engineering industry (e.g., power generation, renewable energy, machine tool manufacture, equipment manufacture, transport and aerospace industry, general manufacturing industry, offshore oil and gas industry), biomedical engineering industry; engineering management; further more advanced research (e.g., PhD); software (engineering) development; engineering consultancy.