Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Research

Entry requirements

To register for a Postgraduate Research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic. See

•PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master's degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

•PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master's degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, grade one, may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD. Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations,
before being admitted to the PhD register.

•Master's by Research: Candidates holding a primary degree equivalent to a second-class honours, grade two, may apply for entry on the research Master's register. Students on the Master's register may apply for transfer to the PhD Register under the same conditions, and using the same procedure, as PhD-track candidates requesting confirmation on the PhD register.

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DCC01 PhD - Electronic Engineering (Full-Time)
DCC02 PhD - Electronic Engineering (Part-Time)
DCC03 MEng - Electronic Engineering (Part-Time)
DCC04 MEng - Electronic Engineering (Full-Time)
DCC05 PhD-track - Electronic Engineering (Part-Time)
DCC06 PhD-track - Electronic Engineering (Full-Time)



From blue-sky thinking to market-ready applications, our research on electronics, digital media, and ICT has one guiding principle: to develop technologies that benefit people and society. At DCU, our research teams fuse pure and applied research to make a difference. Within these pages you will find many exciting examples across different disciplines including how

•Our researchers are developing imaging technologies that help improve cancer detection rates.

•Others are working on video analysis systems to aid elite sportspeople to improve their performance.

•We have a team inventing techniques for downloading digital content faster and more reliably over wireless internet.

•Other researchers are developing sustainable energy systems and components.

With 40 years of expertise, state-of-the-art laboratories, and a diverse team supervised by globally recognised faculty members, the DCU School of Electronic Engineering is firmly embedded in the national and international research network. Much of our research involves collaboration with academic institutions, private companies and public bodies. We're also having an impact far beyond the traditional avenue of the academic journal, through patents, spinouts and successful commercial ventures. Our structured PhD programmes enable postgraduate students to complement their research with critical skills like communication, commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

Our page on Interests and Expertise should give you a flavour of the diversity and depth of expertise and experience in the four research themes at the School of Electronic Engineering:

i) Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials

ii) Signal and Image Processing

iii) Systems and Control

iv) Telecommunications

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  • Qualification letters

    PhD / MEng

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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