Engineering - Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Course Outline
Electrical and Electronic Engineering drives many of the technological advances that we see in our fast-changing world, from smart grids and robotics to smartphones and the internet of things. It is an exciting and challenging career choice, characterised by constant personal development, innovation, and invention.

The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) at UCC aims to build on the engineering foundations of your undergraduate degree with this postgraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEngSc) programme. The MEngSc programme will help you to develop advanced engineering skills and introduce you to key innovations in this field. As part of this degree, you will carry out a substantial research project. There is also the opportunity to apply for a paid summer industrial placement.

Part I of the programme comprises 50 credits of taught courses and a preliminary research report worth 10 credits. These are assessed using a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment. Successful completion of the initial tranche of coursework modules qualifies the student to progress to Part II.

Part II requires a research dissertation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (30 credits).

UCC Research Institutes
The School of Engineering has a close relationship with large UCC research institutions such as the Tyndall National Institute and MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research. Staff from these institutes teach on many of our modules in the School of Engineering and supervise several research projects each year.

Connected Curriculum
Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between disciplines such as engineering, computing, and technology.

Available Scholarships
We support our postgraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the SEFS Scholarships and Funding PG page for more information.

Placement or Study Abroad Information
There is the opportunity in this program to participate in our work-placement scheme, to develop transferable and professional skills through an internship or placement (paid or unpaid) relevant to electrical, electronic, or microelectronic engineering. Many of our students have successfully obtained paid work placements with well-known high-tech companies that have facilities in the Cork area. Where the opportunity arises, a research project or work placement can take place outside Ireland.

Subjects taught

What you will study:
EE6019 Research Report worth 10 credits.

At least 35 credits from Group A: EE6024 Engineering Machine Learning Solutions, EE6034 Optoelectronic Communications and Optoelectronics, EE6048 Smart Grids, EE6035 Electrical Power Systems, EE6036 Design of RF Integrated Circuits, CS6327 Internet of Things: Technology and Application, EE6038 Advanced VLSI Design, EE6040 Mobile and Cellular Communications, EE6041 Advanced Digital Signal Processing, EE6042 Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless and Cellular Systems, EE6043 Design of Digital Integrated Circuits , EE6044 Advanced Analogue IC Design, EE6045 Data Converter Techniques: Circuits and Architectures, EE6047 Semiconductor IC Processing, EE6049 Design of Analogue Integrated Circuits, ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control.

At most 15 credits from Group B: CS6301 Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, CS6322 Optimisation, CS6325 Network Security, CS6506 Programming in Python, CS6507 Programming in Python with Data Science Applications, EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives, EE4002 Control Engineering II, EE4004 Telecommunications II, EE4012 Biomedical Systems, EE4019 Photonic Signals and Systems Application, ME6008 Robotics, ME6012 Advanced Robotics, NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems, ST6030 Foundations of Statistical Data Analytics.

Research project module EE6023 Dissertation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (worth 30 credits).

Entry requirements

- Candidates must have a BE (Hons) Degree in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I (NFQ Level 8)
Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.
- Candidates must be approved by the MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) course team and/or the Director of the MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Programme.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available online.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country online.

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Application dates

How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.

3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
Any supplementary items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.

4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.

5. Rounds
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates via link below.

Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

The closing date for non-EU applications is 15 June


1 year full-time

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Skills and Careers Information
MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) graduates will have a competitive advantage in the jobs market by virtue of the cutting edge expertise obtained through their research project and the advanced and specialised coursework in Electrical and Electronic Engineering - particularly in areas which are now in high demand, such as machine learning, smart grids, embedded systems, and the internet of things.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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