Computer & Communications Systems

University of Limerick

Computer & Communications Systems

Key Facts
This Masters programme is designed to equip students with a detailed knowledge of software engineering and its application in the field of communications systems. It provides a comprehensive grounding in targeted areas of ICT, and is particularly suitable to graduates with primary degrees in electronics or computing who wish to focus on careers in areas such as networking, telecommunications and computer systems.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Semester 1
• C++ Programming
• Software Engineering
• Multimedia Communications
• Digital Signal Processing
• Information Theory & Coding

Semester 2
• Real-Time Systems
• Communications & Security Protocols
• Master of Engineering Project 1*

Electives (choose 2):
• Digital Control
• Digital Communications
• Network and Host Security

Semester 3
• Master of Engineering Project 2*

*Master of Engineering Project 1, 2: Students will engage in project identification, planning, preparation, design, implementation and dissertation.

Entry requirements

The principal entry requirement for either version of the programme is a 2.2 honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or better) undergraduate degree in a numerate and relevant discipline. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

A one page supporting statement

A copy of your birth certificate

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Software and applications development engineering are among the fastest growing and most dynamic fields of today's technology. The many career paths for graduates of this programme include web applications development, network design and management, embedded systems development, database design, as well as control and telecommunications engineering.

Since communications systems are constantly changing, the programme aims to give its graduates the skills and knowledge to adapt very quickly to new and changing technologies.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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