Electronic Engineering - Research

Entry requirements

To register for a postgraduate research degree, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to 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.

I.PhD applicants should hold a masters degree by research from a recognised university.

II.Applicants who do not hold a postgraduate research qualification e.g. Masters by Research (or equivalent) are only eligible to register on the 'PhD-track register' which is stage 1 of the PhD programme. On successful completion of the transfer process (report and interview within 21 months of their start date) a student on the 'PhD-track register' will be transferred to the 'PhD register' with effect from their original start date in the university. Students who do not successfully complete the transfer may be eligible to graduate with a Masters at this stage.

III.For those interested in applying for a Masters degree by research, an honours primary degree is necessary (preferably at least 2:1) in the discipline in which they intend to undertake the research.

It may also be possible to move from the Masters register to the PhD register on successful completion of a transfer process, as outlined above, if the student made sufficient progress.


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)

Further enquiries

For more information or a detailed discussion, contact our
Research Convenor
Phone: +353 1 700 5405
Fax: +353 1 700 5508

Research areas


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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