Science and Engineering are on the cusp of transformational change in Ireland – with new, specialised careers emerging in areas such as Mechatronics, Bio-pharma, AI, and robotics.
UL postgrad students are on the European frontline of pioneering research, with a world-class institute for global research at the heart of UL’s Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Students can choose from over 18 postgrad courses in Computing, Design, Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and there are over 500 PhD researchers at UL. Modules are developed with industry leaders to align courses with the latest technological trends and careers.
There has never been a better time to specialise in these fields – and a postgrad at UL will help budding professionals develop their own Unique Language to become fluent in career skills that will give them an essential competitive edge.
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This programme is designed to produce Masters graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of instrumentation involved in Materials analysis and characterisation together with a detailed knowledge of Materials Science, Materials Processing, and Surface Technology. The specialist modules will allow students to become fully briefed in the material science and engineering associated with high strength materials used in the aero-industry or with techniques for materials and coatings selection design, together with the materials selection methods typically employed by engineering consultants.Full course details
The program will enable our graduates to have the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to technical problems using their engineering expertise. Using their aeronautical engineering knowledge they will be able to apply new technological developments to the design, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of aircraft.Full course details
The objective of the MSc Applied Physics programme is to meet the needs of graduates who wish to augment their skills with an understanding of applied physics and knowledge of the physical principles underlying material properties, and the operation of processes and equipment, for the high technology sector. The UL Physics Department is working with companies such as Analog Devices, COOK Medical, Intel Corporation, Seagate and BorgWarner. This engagement advances science, develops new products and processes, and also creates employment opportunities for our graduates.
The MSc Applied Physics is a calendar year programme intended for graduates of science, particularly those with backgrounds in general physics, astrophysics, and physics education. The programme is also suitable for graduates of engineering, subject to experience.Full course details
The Master’s Degree in Art and Technology is a 12 month graduate program that fuses emergent media, computer science, electronic music and digital art. Through its strong emphasis on practice, the programme explores the impact that technological advances and art have had across cultural disciplines. Students develop critical skills in practice, production, research and theory.Full course details
The MSc programme is designed to produce highly qualified graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the instrumentation involved in the analysis and characterisation of materials together with a detailed knowledge of Materials Science and Materials Processing. Specialist modules and a specialised research project will allow students to become fully briefed in Biomedical Device Materials and how such materials interact with the human body.Full course details
This is a conversation course specifically designed for the graduates who have obtained a primary degree in a science or engineering discipline (other than Chemical Engineering) and wish to develop a career in the process or pharmaceutical industries. This course provides a firm grasp of the fundamental principles underlying the field of chemical engineering and practical engineering experience in the design and operation of chemical process. It offers an exceptional opportunity for science and engineering graduates to obtain a recognised qualification in the Chemical Engineering profession in only one year of full-time study.Full course details
The Graduate Diploma/Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering is a two-stage programme which provides a broadly based training in computer engineering for graduates who wish to augment their analytical skills with skills and knowledge of computer systems, computer programming, software engineering, data communications and digital electronics. It offers a combined programme of study dedicated to computer systems and engineering and designed to meet the needs of above graduates who also wish to further develop their professional, technical and analytical skills in this discipline.Full course details
Game Design & Development is an ever-evolving and multi-disciplinary field which focuses on a variety of specialties including programming, game design, audio and art. Students of this program study game design and development using traditional industry milestones and structures starting at the atomic level, exploring and rapidly iterating upon individual mechanics, progressing through to systems, incorporating narrative and eventually balancing the game as a whole. As a medium, games have grown beyond entertainment to encompass culturally critical works in the fields of art, education, health and business. Game design and development takes into account social, cultural, artistic and industry requirements. The programme is deeply rooted in game design and programming and seeks to develop a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and artistry in games.Full course details
Equips graduates with the skills, knowledge and abilities to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of health care technology and its impact on improving the efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety and quality of health care delivery, taking cognisance of the social, legal, ethical and technical issues and ensuring compliance with the standards and regulations governing systems in this domain.Full course details
This MEng provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems. Equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to identify, develop and implement highly secure systems and networks that serve enterprise goals.Full course details
The M.Sc./M.A. in Interactive Media is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour. It offers unique opportunities for designers, computer scientists and artists to exploit their potential in new areas (experience, interaction and participatory design, internet of things, social media and virtual reality, mobile and physical computing), across a wide range of activities, such as digital multimedia, software development, interactive installations, human centred research and educationFull course details
This MSc provides training in techniques of applied mathematics, and focuses mainly on mathematical models of real-world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations, and methods of solutions, both numerical and analytical, of the models. The main emphasis of the course is on practical problems which arise in industry, commerce, medicine, and in the environmental and life sciences.Full course details
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and expertise required to develop software systems for deployment in different international and cultural locales. It is aimed at students who hold a primary degree in another discipline and builds on key transferable outcomes that they bring from that degree: outcomes like self-learning, communication and critical thinking.Full course details
The MSc in Software Engineering equips graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner. Develops abilities to critically evaluate current software engineering research.Full course details
This one year MSc programme is distinctive in several important ways. While we recognise the major environmental and sustainability challenges facing us, the main focus is not on the challenges themselves, which are well known, but rather on actions we can take to reduce the threats and enhance our resilience. Students come from a wide variety of countries and disciplines but share a common interest in a desire to learn what has been done, and what might be done, to address these challenges. All the modules are taught by active researchers and experiences practitioners. The first semester provided by National University Ireland Galway has a focus on rural landscapes, and focuses on practical methods to meet challenges in managing land and habitats to maintain essential ecosystem services and biodiversity. The second semester offered by University of Limerick focuses on urban areas, sustainable transport, industrial waste management and quantitative methods of assessing sustainability. In the third semester students have the opportunity to select a research topic which is based in either campus. On completion graduates receive a parchment jointly awarded by both universities. Graduates find relevant and interesting employment in many arenas, including conservation, business and industry, local authorities and consultancy companies.Full course details