Engineering - Electronic & Computer Engineering

ME Electronic and Computer
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

Ireland has evolved into one of the world’s most important centres for high-tech businesses. The ICT sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry with 9 of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland. The economic contribution of the sector is substantial. The ICT industry is responsible for approximately 25% of Ireland’s total turnover, representing one-third of Ireland’s exports by value. This ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide.

Delivered by a highly research-intensive School composed of many internationally high-profile academics including five IEEE Fellows. This two-year programme provides 6-8 months’ professional work experience as an embedded element of the programme and you will gain an advanced understanding of a broad range of areas within electronic and computer engineering, and develop your skills in design, innovation and problem solving. A range of advanced topics from electronic engineering, computer science and business with options that allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests.

Who should Apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Professional Accreditation
The ME programme is professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland and recognised by the Washington Accord for Chartered Engineer status.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Software Engineering COMP41670

Stage 1 - Option
Networks and Internet Systems COMP30040
Information Theory COMP30690
Information Security COMP30940
Advances in Wireless Networking COMP40660
Introduction to Information Security COMP41280
Data Science in Python (MD) COMP47670
Electromagnetic Waves EEEN30030
Signal Processing: Theory and Applications EEEN30050
Communication Theory EEEN30060
Signals and Systems EEEN30110
Analogue Electronics EEEN30120
Modelling and Simulation EEEN30150
Wireless Systems EEEN40050
Digital Communications EEEN40060
Neural Engineering EEEN40070
Advanced Signal Processing EEEN40130
Radio-Frequency Electronics EEEN40150
ME Prof. Work Exp. (Short) EEEN40200
ME Prof. Work Exp. (Long) EEEN40210
Digital & Embedded Systems EEEN40280
Entrepreneurship in Engineering EEEN40300
Power Electronics Technology EEEN40310
Analogue Integrated Circuits EEEN40570
Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits EEEN40600
Optoelectronics EEEN40640
Professional Engineering (Finance) MEEN30140

Stage 2 Core
Software Engineering OMP41670
Digital Communications EEEN40060
ME Elec&Comp Eng Project EEEN40240
Optimisation Techniques for Engineers EEEN40580
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430

Stage 2 Option
Numerical Algorithms ACM40290
Advances in Wireless Networking COMP40660
Machine Learning (Blended Delivery) COMP47460
Data Science in Python (MD) COMP47670
Control Theory EEEN40010
Neural Engineering EEEN40070
Advanced Signal Processing EEEN40130
Digital & Embedded Systems EEEN40280
Power Electronics Technology EEEN40310
Analogue Integrated Circuits EEEN40570
Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits EEEN40600
Optoelectronics EEEN40640
Intro. to Quantum Computing EEEN40680
Professional Engineering (Finance) MEEN30140

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in an Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

ME Electronic and Computer Engineering FT (T163)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised




2 years full-time.


ME Electronic and Computer (T163) Full Time
EU Year 1 - € 8085
EU Year 2 - € 8085 aa
nonEU Year 1 - € 25600
nonEU Year 2 - € 25600 aa

aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2020 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2019/20
***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see:

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
There are excellent job opportunities available in the ICT sector in Ireland. The Irish Government is to amend the work permit processing system in a bid to attract overseas workers to fill skill gaps in crucial areas like ICT and engineering. The Government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year. At present there are as many as 5,000 job vacancies in Ireland’s burgeoning ICT sector and this gap could grow as Ireland hurtles towards becoming the digital capital of Europe. Prospective employers include Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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