Engineering - Electronic & Computer Engineering
MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. You will develop an advanced understanding of the theory and technology of modern electronic and computer systems and their business environment. You will build your knowledge through taught modules and project work and you will learn about design, innovation and problem solving at a level significantly beyond that of your primary degree.
Designed to meet the demands of modern high technology industries, this MEngSc covers topics from electronic engineering and computer science to business, delivered by internationally renowned academics. The modules that you take will depend on your interests and on your prior education.
Vision and Values Statement
The MEngSc in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a twelve month programme that educates professional engineers who can excel in the burgeoning worldwide electronic and computer sectors. The programme can be taken by graduates with an honours bachelor's degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. The student is provided with a deep understanding of a wide range of topics pertinent to the electronic and computer hardware and software industries. Knowledge and skills are built through a mix of taught courses, laboratory work and a major project. The qualification meets new international requirements for chartered professional engineers. Teaching methods vary, to suit the wide range of subjects. The strong laboratory component allows students to experience the practical side of electronic engineering, while assignments provide design and problem-solving challenges. In the final year, a substantial project draws together many of the separate strands of learning, with a stress on independent learning and communication skills. Throughout the programme there is a strong emphasis on the mathematical and analytical underpinnings of the discipline providing an excellent foundation for entry into advanced research programmes in academia and industry.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, sciences, engineering sciences and technologies underpinning electronic engineering with a special emphasis on computer and communication systems.
The ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve complex engineering problems.
The ability to perform the detailed design of novel systems and processes using analysis and knowledge of advanced communication and computer systems.
The ability to design and conduct experiments, and apply and evaluate a range of standard and specialised research tools, analytical techniques and methods of enquiry.
The ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning, thus offering a foundation for entry into advanced research programmes.
The ability to communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with the engineering community and with society at large.
An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8 ) with a 2.1 classification (Second Class Honours, Grade One ) or international equivalent in an Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering programme is required.
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 http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
Stage 1 - Core
Stage 1 - Option
Entrepreneurship in Action
Computer Science for Engineers II
Networks and Internet Systems
Performance of Computer Systems
Human Computer Interaction
Advances in Wireless Networking
Introduction to Information Security
Software Engineering (ME)
Data Science in Python
Machine Learning (Blended Delivery)
Digital Electronics: from gate to system
Signal Processing: Theory and Applications
Signals and Systems
Digital System Design
Advanced Signal Processing
Digital & Embedded Systems
Entrepreneurship in Engineering
Power Electronics Technology
Analogue Integrated Circuits
Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits
Professional Engineering (Finance)
Professional Engineering (Management)
1 year full-time
MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering (T257) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8085
nonEU fee per year - € 25600
***Fees are subject to change
Next Intake: 2020/2021 September
Post Course Info
Careers & Employability
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.