Engineering - Computer Engineering

The Graduate Diploma/Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering is a two-stage programme which provides a broadly based training in computer engineering for graduates who wish to augment their analytical skills with skills and knowledge of computer systems, computer programming, software engineering, data communications and digital electronics. It offers a combined programme of study dedicated to computer systems and engineering and designed to meet the needs of above graduates who also wish to further develop their professional, technical and analytical skills in this discipline.

Key Fact
The Graduate Diploma/Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering programme combines software and hardware developments of computer, electronic and communication systems into a condensed course of study that will give you a much sought after background for today's demanding job market.

Subjects taught

Year 1: Graduate Diploma

Semester 1:
• Digital Electronics 1
• Computer Engineering Fundamentals
• Software Engineering
• Computer Networks 1
• Introduction to Web and Database Technology

Semester 2:
• Digital Systems 4
• Real Time Systems
• Computer Networks 2
• Operating Systems for Computer Engineers
• Project Identification and Specification

Year 2:

Semester 3:
• Elective 1
• Elective 2
• Elective 3
• Project 1 (Computer Engineering)

• Digital Signal Processing
• Information Theory & Coding
• Cryptography and Security Fundamentals
• Multimedia Communications

Semester 4:
• Elective 4
• Elective 5
• Project 2 (Computer Engineering)

• Network and Host Security
• Digital Control
• Digital Communications

Entry requirements

Primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant engineering, science or technology discipline. Applications from graduates from other disciplines who have a significant mathematics or computing element in their primary degree will also be considered.

Students may progress to the masters programme (MEng in Computer Engineering) if they attain a minimum standard of a Second Class Honourss grade 2 (2.2) in the Graduate Diploma.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

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 (Grad Dip) or 2 Years, Full Time (Masters)

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
The programme will equip graduates for careers in specialised areas in organisations primarily concerned with developments in computing, software, communications and electronics.

Typical careers include:
• Engineering support of computer networks and data communications systems operations/management
• Design and development of computer networks and telecommunication systems
• Software engineering and consultancy personnel
• Computer network managers/service engineers
• Computer/software application, commissioning, implementation and support specialists
• Design group leaders, junior project managers, software systems managers
• Research and Development Engineers
• Doctorate postgraduate studies

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PGDip / MEng

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider