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M.Engineering Science (Research)

Course Description


The Electronic Engineering Department offers a structured Research Masters programme in Electronic Engineering. The objective of this programme is to produce high quality graduates with the skills and advanced engineering knowledge to operate as independent researchers and take on leadership roles in research and development both in academia and in industry. Our structured approach to postgraduate education provides students with an excellent foundation in a variety of technical areas that are targeted towards the research area of the student combined with training in research, communication and business skills. We will also encourage engagement with the global research community, in academia and industry, through research visits, internships and attending conferences.

The structured Research Masters in Electronic Engineering is also offered by the Callan Institute. The Institute is focused on the use of information, computing and communications technologies to address challenges arising from our increasingly complex world – our communications and technology driven environment and the impact on our personal lives. The Institute’s area of expertise is in electronic and software systems, wireless communications and in data mining, knowledge extraction and cognition. As a group, we wish to blend focused basic research with a systems perspective that drives cross-disciplinary developments, essential in tackling the new challenges arising from the need for a more sustainable, knowledge-driven society. Innovation, and the transfer of the knowledge gained from our research, is a fundamental principle for the Institute.

A key element of achieving this is the construction of demonstrators and experimental platforms for demonstrating our achievements. We welcome engagement with all companies, local and international and we have demonstrated success in transferring knowledge and technology to assist new startup companies and product development. The Callan Institute provides research students with the skills and advanced engineering knowledge to operate as independent researchers and take on leadership roles in research and development.

Closing date:
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/electronic-engineering/our-courses/mengineering-science-research

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

Students must take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules (at least 5 in generic/transferable modules and at least 5 in subject specific/advanced specialist modules) from the Structured PhD programme.

Career Options

The programme offered by Electronic Engineering provide students with an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers. The core of the structured programme is the research programme that will be undertaken by the student. This will allow the student to gain deep insight and expertise in their specific focus area. In engineering, there is normally a strong correspondence between our research areas and career opportunities – be it in industry or continuing in the academic arena.

The taught element of the structured programme broadens the skills and perspective of the student with modules on entrepreneurship, communication and presentation skills. The experience our postgraduate research students will be enhanced by the Department’s excellent and in-depth relationships with industry partners nationally and internationally.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/electronic-engineering/our-courses/mengineering-science-research#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the M.Engineering Science (Research) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All candidates should have obtained a 2.1 in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a degree in a related area. Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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