Electronic Engineering - Embedded & Wireless Systems

There is a great demand for suitably qualified engineers to fulfil the existing and future needs of the smart economy. This postgraduate diploma contains highly topical modules delivered by experts in their field who are committed to leading students into becoming highly professional Electronic Engineering graduates.

Entry requirements

At least third class honours in Electronic, Electrical, Computer, or Telecommunications Engineering. Other qualifications will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Some embedded systems modules have a prerequisite of programming in C, C++, or another relevant programming language. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHJ52 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates of this course will have enhanced qualifications and up to date knowledge of modern techniques that enables them to operate effectively in the wireless communications and embedded systems space. Both of these areas are seeing business growth and yet experiencing a shortage of suitably skilled engineers. This programme provides the foundation to significantly enhance your job prospects in these fields.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Dr Rudi Villing
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6057
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 6027

Subjects taught

Course Structure
The programme provides two specialized module sets that introduce advanced techniques and topical content: one focusing on wireless communications and the other on embedded systems. These are supported by core modules which provide techniques that are widely applied and reusable across a range of engineering applications.

Note: APPLICANTS FOR MHJ50 - ME ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING/MHJ52 - POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING should check the selection of modules available on the Department website, as module availability may differ year to year.


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.

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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