Engineering - Electronic & Computer Engineering - Masters Engineering Qualifier


Students who do not have the entry requirements to enter directly onto the Masters programmes may be offered entry on the Masters Qualifier Programme. The Master Qualifier contains the same modules as our Masters. Students on the Masters Qualifier Programme may transfer onto the Masters programme, subject to the transfer requirements and without loss of accumulated credits. A Graduate Certificate exit award is potentially available if a transfer to the Masters Programme is not possible or desirable however, a minimum of 4 advanced (Level 9) modules must be successfully completed in order to exit with a Graduate Certificate.

Subjects taught

Academic Structures
Programme Academic Structure for 2023 - 2024, Masters Engineering Qualifier Course
This information is provisional & subject to change.

Modular Programme Structure
Year C Optional Modules;
Code /Title /Credit /Semester /Resit Category
EE402 OOP with Embedded Systems 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE417 Web Application Development 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE445 Bioelectronics 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE452 Wireless/Mobile Communications 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE453 Image Processing & Analysis (Plus) 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE454 Optical Communications System Design 7.5 Semester 2 3
EE459 Mechatronic System Simulation & Control 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE463 Solid State Electr. & Semiconductor Devices 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE470 Introduction in Engineering Management 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE488 Mathematical Techniques and Problem Solving 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE497 3D Interface Technologies 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE500 Network Performance 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE5001 Security for IoT and Edge Networks 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE506 Photonic Devices 7.5 Semester 1 3
EE507 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE508 Device Manufacturing 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE513 Connected Embedded Systems 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE514 Data Analysis and Machine Learning 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE515 Real-Time Digital Signal Processing (DSP) 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE516I Blockchain Scalability 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE517 Network Analysis and Dimensioning 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE518 Photonic Applications and Technologies 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE519 Wireless Communications in Fading Channels 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE521 Future Network Architectures 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE535 Energy System Decarbonisation 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE544 Computer Vision 7.5 Semester 2 1
EE559 Nanoelectronics Technology 7.5 Semester 1 1
EE562 Network Stack Implementation 7.5 Semester 2 1
PS508A Fundamentals of Industrial Plasmas 7.5 Semester 1 3
PS510A Plasma Applications 7.5 Semester 2 3

Entry requirements

January & September Intake:

Entry to the Masters Qualifier Course is available to Electronic Engineering or cognate discipline graduates with:

• An NFQ Level 8 qualification below H2.2 equivalent.

• An NFQ Level 7 qualification, with a minimum of three years relevant experience.

• Both cases are subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of Programme or Head of School.

Important Note:

• Students who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place on the programme and DCU reserves the right to interview candidates to confirm their suitability for the programme.

Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for qualifier courses.

Application dates

All Applicants must submit:

All applicants should apply through

Academic transcripts for each and every year of study, with certified English translations if applicable.

Personal Statement of 250 words

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link

Queries from EU applicants should be directed to


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: January/September 2024.

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Candidates who successfully complete the Masters Qualifier can transfer to the MEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering.

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