College of Science

College of Science

Welcome to the College of Science

The College of Science offer a range of research-led programmes at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral levels.  The Bachelor of Science Programmes are structured yet flexible allowing students take a variety of science subjects, exploring their interests and passions. Our science programmes provide students with a sound basis for a variety of careers. 

Scientific training and research contributes significantly to knowledge generation, technology development and translation, and to our economic and societal development. Accordingly, job and job satisfaction prospects for science graduates are excellent. 

Message from the Dean

The College of Science comprises six Schools and two Research Institutes, which cover our principal areas of expertise in teaching and research.

Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering at NUI Galway. Our College comprises the School of Chemistry, the School of Computer Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, the School of Natural Sciences, and the School of Physics. Thus, our College is an exciting and inter-disciplinary blend of Research, Education and Innovation across the full range of science and engineering areas. These span the applied to theoretical and blue-sky topics, from the ocean deeps to the distant reaches of space, and areas of science and engineering dedicated to improving health and wellbeing, realising potential through data and enabling technologies, and sustaining our planet and people.Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering at NUI Galway. Our College comprises the School of Chemistry, the School of Computer Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, the School of Natural Sciences, and the School of Physics.Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering at NUI Galway. Our College comprises the School of Chemistry, the School of Computer Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, the School of Natural Sciences, and the School of Physics.
 
We strive to provide an excellent, student-centred, and inclusive educational and university experience for all our students. Our programmes are progressive, diverse, and research-led. Through placement, fieldwork, and study abroad opportunities, our programmes empower students to develop critical thinking, employability, and leadership, as well as to fulfil their potential to be the next generation of change makers that deliver impact on our society, culture and economy. 
 

Professor Walter Gear

Executive Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Driven by Research

The staff and post-graduate students of the College of Science have a strong commitment to original research, both pure and applied, across a wide range of scientific areas. Many of our researchers are working at the leading edge of research in their fields and enjoy a prominent international reputation.

The College of Science offers a range of research-led programmes at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral levels. Our science training and research contributes significantly to knowledge generation, technology development and translation, and to our economic and societal development. Our researchers engage in a significant degree of academic and industrial collaboration, at regional, national and international levels. 

International students

International students come to NUI Galway because we offer an exceptional learning environment that fulfills their academic ambitions, intellectual passions and desire to experience cultural diversity at its richest. The College of Science has a well-established commitment to the internationalisation of Third Level Education. We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Erasmus students, Visiting students and Science Without Borders students.

If you are interested in studying at NUI Galway, visit the International Affairs Office website here. Visiting students spending one semester or an academic year in the College of Science at NUI Galway can choose from a wide range of subjects on offer to them.
Our popular Study Abroad Programme offers our own science students the opportunity to study in another country and earn credits towards their Degree at NUI Galway. We cherish the richness and diversity of our popular Study Abroad Programme which gives students the experience that they bring back to our community from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST), University of California, USA and John Carroll University, Ohio.