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.

To give students the knowledge, experience and skills to access either of our Masters programmes in Telecommunications Engineering or Electronic Systems. The MEQ course itself does not carry an award, but it offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate their aptitude to join the Masters programmes.

Established: with more than 20 modules available, there is great scope to tailor the programme to specific needs and interests in the largest and longest-running programme of its type in the country.

Flexible: combine full-time/part-time, on-campus/remote, a choice of two starting times each year.

Modern: The course is continually kept up- to-date to reflect changing technological advances in industry and research.

Relevant: Acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in industry.

Entry requirements


General Entry Requirements

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.

This programme has two intakes in every academic year, i.e. September and February. The closing dates for each intake is as follows:

February 2019 Intakes: 10th December 2018
September 2019 Intakes: 9th August 2019

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. Applications are open to EU Applicants only


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

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Enrolment and start dates

February 2019 Intake
September 2019 Intake

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