Electronic Engineering at NUI Maynooth
We offer you one of the best learning environments anywhere. You will be surrounded by highly-motivated fellow students on a state-of-the-art campus; you will be taught by – and work with – young, energetic, and approachable staff; and you will learn not just science and technology but an ability to design innovative systems, now and for the rest of your professional life.
At Maynooth, we view our engineering students not as people who attend lectures but as apprentice professionals.
Our goal is to help you learn the skills you need to lead Ireland forward in the next century. That means you will be immersed in a programme which links all the key elements of electronics, computers, and communications together in a cohesive framework, a framework which will allow you to excel in your own specialisation. In addition, you will be exposed to the practice of engineering principles right from your first week on campus and, in the third year, you will have the opportunity to spend up to six months developing your engineering skill in industry.
Because computer, electronic, and communications systems are used in all walks of life, to be effective engineers must possess a breadth of knowledge to allow them to interact with people in other disciplines and the depth of knowledge to design, build, and deliver innovative solutions to diverse problems. Just as a surgeon needs both a reassuring bed-side manner and the medical expertise to carry out a by-pass operation, an engineer must have both the ability to liaise effectively with customers and clients in every area of industry & commerce and the rigorous engineering expertise to build systems which meet their needs. Maynooth’s engineering degrees give you both.
Finally, there is the almost ideal NUI Maynooth university campus situated in Ireland’s ‘Silicon Valley’ with major companies such as Intel, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard within a five mile radius, all of whom have a very strong demand for engineering graduates. Located thirty-five minutes from Dublin, and with excellent road and developing rail services, NUI Maynooth is strategically placed to benefit from the westward development of Metropolitan Dublin. Maynooth itself is a thriving university town, close enough to Dublin to allow access to its many amenities, but far enough to preserve the unique identity of the NUI Maynooth student population.
Engineering – The Profession of the 21st Century
As we usher in a new millennium, we enter too a new age for society, an age which pivots on the use and communication of information. The internet, electronic commerce, advanced medical diagnostic and treatment systems, and transport are all examples of modern human activities dependent on information. Even entertainment – music and films – depend on electronic manipulation of audio-visual information. So who makes all this possible? Engineers do! Computer, Electronic, and Communications Engineers, working together to create the devices which allow people all over the world to become part of our evolving global village. Engineering, perhaps best defined as the science of creating innovative, efficient and useful systems to serve society in almost every domain of endeavour, is a creative and intellectually-challenging profession for people who want to work together to shape the new millennium
Last Update: Monday, 13-Feb-2012 12:31:38 GMT