Engineering - Electronic & Computer Engineering

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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 with the ICT industry currently responsible for approximately 25% of Ireland's total turnover, representing one-third of Ireland's exports by value. The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to meet the demands of modern high technology industries and 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.

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. 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.

Programme Outcomes

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.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
MEngSc Project EEEN40290

Stage 1 - Option
Numerical Algorithms ACM40290
Networks and Internet Systems COMP30040
Advances in Wireless Networking COMP40660
Introduction to Information Security COMP41280
Software Engineering (ME) COMP41670
Machine Learning (Blended Delivery) COMP47460
Data Science in Python (MD) COMP47670
Electromagnetic Waves EEEN30030
Signal Processing: Theory and Applications EEEN30050
Communication Theory EEEN30060
Signals and Systems EEEN30110
Digital System Design EEEN30190
Control Theory EEEN40010
Wireless Systems EEEN40050
Digital Communications EEEN40060
Neural Engineering EEEN40070
Advanced Signal Processing EEEN40130
Radio-Frequency Electronics EEEN40150
Digital & Embedded Systems EEEN40280
Entrepreneurship in Engineering EEEN40300
Power Electronics Technology EEEN40310
Analogue Integrated Circuits EEEN40570
Optimisation Techniques for Engineers EEEN40580
Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits EEEN40600
Optoelectronics EEEN40640
Professional Engineering (Finance) MEEN30140
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8 ) with a minimum upper second class honours 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

Application dates

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering FT (T257)


* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Full Time option suitable for:

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


1 year full-time

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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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