Electronic Engineering - Research

The Electronic Engineering Department offers a structured PhD programme in Electronic Engineering. The objective of this programme is to produce high quality PhD graduates with the skills and advanced engineering knowledge to operate as independent researchers and take on leadership roles in research and development both in academia and in industry.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 in electronic engineering, computer science or a degree in a related area and an interview may be necessary. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff to discuss their research project.


MHJ02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHJ03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHJ04 MSc by Research 2 years Full-time
MHJ05 MSc by Research 3 years Part-time

Further enquiries

Programme Director Dr Ronan Farrell
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6197
Fax; +353 (0)1 708 6027
web: electronic-engineering


Engineering is perhaps best defined as the science of creating innovative, efficient and useful systems to serve society in almost every domain of endeavour. It is a creative and intellectually-challenging profession for people who want to solve real world problems and participate in the development of technology, systems, and devices, both locally and globally. Engineering at Maynooth immerses students in all the key elements of electronic and computing systems to prepare them for their professional career.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date.

Research areas

Research Interests
Modules include international research placement, industrial work placement, wireless and communications technologies, PRTLI communications and advanced topics in electronic engineering.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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