Edge Computing

Key programme benefits to future students
The course programme targets employment needs by incorporating practical modules and lab/tutorial content focusing on edge computing areas such as Internet of things (IoT), Communications, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, Software Programming and Network Design/ Security.

The programme design mixes face-to-face learning approaches with blended learning activities educating students about fundamental edge computing technologies. The course cultivates critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills, which are highly transferable.

Students will complete a capstone masters project to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the programme. This equips candidates with valuable hands-on experience, exposes them to real-world applications and opens doors to exciting career opportunities in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Introduction to Data Engineering and Machine Learning
• C++ Programming
• Signal Processing for Communications
• Converged Networks
• Applied Cloud Computing
• Deep learning at the Edge

Spring Modules
• Edge Computing and Internet of Things
• Real-Time Embedded Systems
• Communications & Security Protocols
• MEng Project 1: Planning and Research Methods
• MEng Project 2: Design and Implementation

Entry requirements

Applicants for this Level 9 programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject*, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. University of Limerick reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

*Appropriate qualifications for this programme would be engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology discipline, or another discipline where significant maths and computing elements can be demonstrated.

What to Include with your Application
Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate or passport
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

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year full-time, on-campus.

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Graduate careers
Edge computing design and applications engineer, Network designer and solutions architect, Software engineer and consultancy personnel, Machine Learning engineer, Software developer, Internet of Things (IoT) engineer, Design group leaders, Junior project managers, Software systems managers, Researcher, Doctorate postgraduate studies

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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