Electronic & Computer Engineering - Masters Engineering Qualifier

Students who do not have the entry requirements to enter directly onto the Masters programmes may be offered entry on the Masters Qualifier Programme. The Master Qualifier contains the same modules as our Masters. Students on the Masters Qualifier Programme may transfer onto the Masters programme, subject to the transfer requirements and without loss of accumulated credits. A Graduate Certificate exit award is potentially available if a transfer to the Masters Programme is not possible or desirable however, a minimum of 4 advanced (Level 9) modules must be successfully completed in order to exit with a Graduate Certificate.

To give students the knowledge, experience and skills to access either of our Masters programmes in Telecommunications Engineering or Electronic Systems. The MEQ course itself does not carry an award, but it offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate their aptitude to join the Masters programmes.

Entry requirements


General Entry Requirements
Entry to the Masters Qualifier Course is available to Electronic Engineering or cognate discipline graduates with:

- An NFQ Level 8 qualification below H2.2 equivalent.
- An NFQ Level 7 qualification, with a minimum of three years relevant experience.

Both cases are subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of Programme or Head of School.

Important Note:
Students who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place on the programme and DCU reserves the right to interview candidates to confirm their suitability for the programme. Applications are open to EU Applicants only.

Subjects taught

To view the current course structure, please visit the Provider's website.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

September 2022 Intake.

Post Course Info

Candidates who successfully complete the Masters Qualifier can transfer to the MEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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