There is a great need for suitably qualified engineers to fulfill the existing and future needs of the global smart economy. This course addresses that need by providing an exciting range of topical modules and a state-of-the-art engineering facility. The programme also offers the student a chance to develop their research skills in a full-time three month project.
Note: APPLICANTS FOR MHJ50 - ME ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING/MHJ52 - POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING should check the selection of modules available on the Department website, as module availability may differ year to year.
Note: As module availability may change year on year, applicants should check the Department web site for the most up to date list of modules available for 2016-2017, see web address below:
Duration: 1 year Full-time
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.
Applicants who do not hold a degree in Electronic, Electrical, Computer, or Telecommunications Engineering should include a complete syllabus describing the content of their primary degree.
Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships
This MSc programme provides students with structured training in Scalable Innovation and Laser enabled bioprinting in academic year 2018/19. This training is underpinned by advanced courses in Optical Design, Advanced Materials, and Tissue Engineering. The programme is particularly focused on digital additive and subtractive processes—targeting personalised medical devices and sensors— pivotal for addressing future key healthcare challenges. Students will gain hands on experience on state of the art manufacturing research platforms enabling them to demonstrate their research potential.
The programme is an ideal opportunity for launching a career in research for industry or academia; it is informed by the goals of three key Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres, CÚRAM Centre for Medical Devices, I-FORM Centre in Advanced Manufacturing and the IPIC Centre in Photonics Technologies.
Key Enabling Technologies are recognised by the European Union to be the building blocks for future product and process technologies.Europe’s future competitiveness depends on how its labour force will apply and master the fusion of two or more key enabling technologies on advanced manufacturing test-beds. This interdisciplinary programme prepares technologists for this societal challenge.
The six key enabling technologies are:
In September 2018/19, students will work on individual research projects aligned with a team-based challenge. All projects will converge towards the central theme encompassing the application of multiple key enabling technologies to create electrically, optically and thermally activated medical device concepts using an additive (inkjet & spray) and subtractive (laser) advanced manufacturing test bed.
The longevity of electric vehicle power batteries is reduced by exposure to high temperatures caused due to rapid charge/discharge. The objective of the project is to design a novel phase change material (PCM) thermal management system which offers the effectiveness of:
(i) increasing heat dissipation away from temperature sensitive battery cells.
(ii) recovering the rejected heat as energy storage in a protective battery cell insulation layer
-The proposed design will include finned metallic battery housings embedded in a phase change material (PCM) matrix which increases the effective thermal conductivity of the composite material.
-The system will be designed and analysed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software. This permits the modelling of natural/forced convection, conduction and phase change phenomena.
-The operating temperature of the Li-ion battery pack must be within the range of 25- 40°C to ensure optimal performance. The effectiveness of the thermal management system will be determined for three different ambient environments namely low temperatures (sub -zero), standard atmosphere temperature and high temperature.
-Full 3D modelling is advantageous as it offers calculation of the full temperature field which is critical as non- uniform temperature battery packs have a negative impact on power performance
-The proposed design is contemporary and will generate interest at national and international conferences. A publication in the Journal of Power Sources is envisaged.
-The improved energy efficiency of the battery assists in reducing pollutants in the environment when driving but also through less frequent charging, often from fossil fuel plants.