Electronic & Computer Technology

MSc in Electronic & Computer Technology
NFQ Level 9 Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate exit awards are also available.

In order to achieve the MSc in Electronic and Computer Technology with a Major in IoT a student needs to complete 90 credits in total over the duration of the programme.

Why do this course?
• Study part-time or full-time for maximum flexibility.
• A modern, state of the art building with excellent teaching, laboratory, workshop and computing facilities.
• High graduate employment rate.
• Provides an excellent preparation ground for Ph.D research.

It aims to provide a pathway for bachelor's degree graduates, existing ICT professionals, and those wishing to convert from associated disciplines, to acquire the necessary skills to pursue careers in the IoT technology and applications domain.

The Internet of Things [IoT] is a computing concept describing the inter-connectivity and collaboration of a wide variety of everyday physical objects connected via the internet. Rapid IoT development has been driven by ongoing research and technological advances (notably in 5G mobile communications and in Artificial Intelligence). IoT technologies are enabling a wide range of business opportunities in the context of "smart" homes, neighbourhoods and cities and in the exploitation of intelligent infrastructure and services, in areas such as transport, power and healthcare.

IoT systems involve the convergence of multiple technologies, existing and new, including Sensors & Actuators, Low-energy Communication, Networking and Cloud, Big Data & Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Security and Application Deployment and Management.

About this course
The programme offers advanced-level courses in the theory, analysis, design and modelling of electronic and computer technology in an up-to-date, industry-relevant modern programme, which aims for students:
• To obtain a systematic understanding of the theory, concepts and methods at the forefront of knowledge pertaining to selected topics chosen from a wide set within Electronic and Computer Engineering
• To form a critical awareness of the present-day state-of-the-art and current developments and research at the forefront of IoT, together with a knowledge and understanding of specialised Electronic and Computer Technology practice, methods and techniques.
• To develop the ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve engineering problems and to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements related to Electronic and Computer Technology problems
• To develop the skills to design components, systems or processes to meet specific needs and the knowledge and understanding of analysis and design processes and techniques and the ability to apply them in unfamiliar situations.
• To allow a more intensive exposure to modern, industry-relevant technologies comprising the Internet of Things.

Subjects taught

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

Entry requirements

• A Primary Honours degree, Level 8 with an award of H2.2 or higher in Electronic/Electrical/Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or other Engineering Disciplines
• International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Application dates

Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

For January 2023 intake:
• Closing date for NON-EU applicants is 14th December 2022.
• Closing date for EU applicants is 14th December 2022.
• All required documents in support of your application must be provided by this deadline.

For September 2023 intake:
• Closing date for NON-EU applicants is 1st July 2023.
• Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2023.
• All required documents in support of your application must be provided by this deadline.

Note: applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

Queries from EU applicants should be directed to postgraduateadmissions@dcu.ie

Queries from non-EU applicants should be directed to internationalapplications@dcu.ie

To apply for this programme:
• All applicants should apply through https://dcuie.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/.

• Please submit certified academic transcripts for all years of study at college or university in original language*, with certified English translations if applicable,

• If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.

• * Where an applicant is in their final year of their undergraduate degree, please submit certified transcripts for all years completed to date.

Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.


1 year full-time
DC895: January
DC896: September

There are two intakes onto the programme, in February and September, and flexible study options are provided. Due to the scheduling of project deadlines, full-time students who start in September can complete the programme within 12 months, while full-time students who start in February can complete the programme within 18 months.

Enrolment dates

There are two intakes onto the programme, in February and September, and flexible study options are provided.

Post Course Info

Opportunities will arise in Irish and International high-tech industry roles, including:
• Technology Evangelist
• Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Officer
• Management Information Systems Director
• Computer and Information Research Scientist
• IoT Systems Architect
• Computer Systems Analyst
• Application Developer
• Systems Architects

Graduates from programmes in the School have been employed by small-to-medium (SME) companies and many multinationals including Google, Intel, Texas Instruments, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Amazon. However, the skills learned are fundamental and can also be applied to many other disciplines. In addition, the Masters Project will also greatly improve the graduate's employment potential.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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