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BSC SCIENCE - ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Engineering is the science of applying interdisciplinary knowledge and mathematical principles to analyse and solve practical problems, and to design, build and deliver innovative systems and technology for society. We live in a world shaped by engineers and their inventions. Much of what we take for granted today - Smartphones, computers, cars, the internet, electricity, television, robotics, and advanced healthcare and medical systems would not exist without the creativity and skill of engineers.
By combining fundamental sciences with engineering, the engineering science programme bridges the gap between science and the application of science and provides students with the skills to tackle the global challenges of our age.
As an engineering science student at NUIM you will learn:
How to apply knowledge of electronic systems and fundamental sciences to analyze and solve complex problems;
How to conduct experiments and analyse data;
How to design a system to meet specified needs;
How to communicate effectively with the technical community and society at large.
The core themes of the programme are computer programming, embedded systems, mathematical analysis and modelling tools, system design and system integration. These themes are developed through a combination of lectures, laboratory classes and projects. Our project based learning approach ensures that you will acquire hands on experience and practical skills. Entrepreneurial, creativity and communication skills are essential for everyone working in the commercial world - for example when developing a new product, leading a team or setting up a new business. These skills are also taught and fostered through a series of structured activities throughout the Programme.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Mature Students must fill out the NUI Maynooth Mature Student Application Form available athttp://admissions.nuim.ie/mature_students/mature_form.shtml. It is essential that you also apply to the CAO further details available at www.cao.ie.. Both applications must be received before the 1st of February.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applications is February 1st.
OD3/HD3 in a Science subject (i.e. Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry).
All First Year Science students taking Engineering Science must take Mathematics, Computer Science and one other subject (not Biology). In Second Year, students take Engineering Science, Mathematics and one of their First Year subjects. In Third Year, students take Engineering Science and one of their Second Year subjects. In Fourth Year, Engineering Science is taken at Single or Double Honours level. Double Honours students take Engineering Science and one of their Third Year subjects. Single Honours students take Engineering Science only.
Duration: 4 years
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|Career and Postgraduate options|
Graduates with Engineering Science skills sets are in high demand in Ireland and abroad. There are many interesting and challenging career opportunities available to engineering science graduates from developing next generation digital consumer and health care technologies to tackling global issues such as the generation and distribution of clean and sustainable energy. Maynooth is ideally situated close to major technology companies, such as Intel, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, all of whom have a very strong demand for engineering science graduates. Students may also opt to use their problem-solving and team management skills to pursue careers in areas such as data analytics, finance, management, marketing, and accountancy.
Postgraduate options for Engineering Science students and NUIM (single and double honours) include
· Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering
· ME in Electronic Engineering
· ME in Renewable Energy Systems
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site