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ME Electronic and Computer

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. Graduates of this highly sought after Masters leave equipped to forge a career at the highest level in this major sector of the world economy.

Delivered by a highly research intensive School holding 101-150 in the QS world subject rankings, this two-year programme provides 6-8 months professional work experience as an embedded element of the programme.

You will gain an advanced understanding of a broad range of areas within electronic and computer engineering, and develop your skills in design, innovation and problem solving.

A range of advanced topics from electronic engineering, computer science and business with options that allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests

This programme is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's (first cycle) degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline.

Course Description
The electronic and computer sectors continue to change the way we live, and drive a significant fraction of the world economy. This comes about through constant innovation, led by creative people with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of their field. This programme will help you to join in this success.

Vision and Values Statement

The ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme that educates professional engineers who can excel in the burgeoning worldwide electronic and computer sectors. The programme can be taken by graduates with an honours bachelor's degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. The student is provided with a deep understanding of a wide range of topics pertinent to the electronic and computer hardware and software industries. Knowledge and skills are built through a mix of taught courses, laboratory work, a major project and professional work experience. The qualification meets new international requirements for chartered professional engineers. Teaching methods vary, to suit the wide range of subjects. The strong laboratory component allows students to experience the practical side of electronic engineering, while assignments provide design and problem-solving challenges. In the final year, a substantial project draws together many of the separate strands of learning, with a stress on independent learning and communication skills. Throughout the programme there is a strong emphasis on the mathematical and analytical underpinnings of the discipline providing an excellent foundation for entry into advanced research programmes in academia and industry.

Programme Outcomes

Advanced knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, sciences, engineering sciences and technologies underpinning electronic enginerring with a special emphasis on computer and communication systems.

The ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve complex engineering problems.

The ability to perform the detailed design of novel systems and processes using analysis and knowledge of advanced communication and computer systems.

The ability to design and conduct experiments, and apply and evaluate a range of standard and specialised research tools, analytical techniques and methods of enquiry using industry standard software tools and laboratory facilities.

An understanding of the need for high ethical standards in research and in the practice of electronic engineering.

The ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning, thus offering a foundation for entry into advanced research programmes.

The ability to communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with the engineering community and with society at large.

Entry requirements

A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


2 years, full time

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

The ICT sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry with 9 out of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland and the job opportunities in this sector are exemplary. The government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year and at present there are as many as 5,000 job vacancies in Ireland's burgeoning ICT sector and this gap could grow as Ireland hurtles towards becoming the digital capital of Europe. The ICT sector responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland's total turnover.

Prospective employers include: Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx to highlight but a few.

Further enquiries

Contact Name:Katie O'Neill
Contact Number:+353(0)1 716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

Numerical Algorithms

Intro to Operating Systems

Networks and Internet Systems

Object-Oriented Programming

Processor Design

Performance of Computer Systems

Human Computer Interaction

Advances in Wireless Networking

Introduction to Information Security

Software Engineering (ME)

Data Science in Python

Machine Learning (Blended Delivery)

Solid-State Electronics I

Electromagnetic Waves

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications

Communication Theory

Signals and Systems

Modelling and Simulation

Control Theory

Photonic Engineering

Wireless Systems

Digital Communications

Neural Engineering

Advanced Signal Processing

Radio-Frequency Electronics

ME Prof. Work Exp. (Short)

ME Prof. Work Exp. (Long)

ME Elec&Comp Eng Project

Digital & Embedded Systems

Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Power Electronics Technology

Analogue Integrated Circuits

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers

Distributed Control and Optimisation over Networks

Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Digital RF

Professional Engineering (Finance)

Professional Engineering (Management)

Application date

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The following entry routes are available:

ME Electronic and Computer Engineering FT (T163)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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