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ME Electronic and Computer
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
This ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. The ME programme is professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland and recognised by the Washington Accord for Chartered Engineer status.

-Delivered by a highly research intensive School holding 151-200 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

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

This programme is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's 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.

Duration

2 years, full time

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
There are excellent job opportunities available in the ICT sector in Ireland. The Irish Government is to amend the work permit processing system in a bid to attract overseas workers to fill skill gaps in crucial areas like ICT and engineering. The Government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year. 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.

Prospective employers include Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Numerical Algorithms
ACM40290

Networks and Internet Systems
COMP30040

Advances in Wireless Networking
COMP40660

Introduction to Information Security
COMP41280

Software Engineering (ME)
COMP41670

Data Science in Python
COMP41680

Machine Learning (Blended Delivery)
COMP47460

Data Science in Python (MD)
COMP47670

Solid-State Electronics
EEEN20070

Electromagnetic Waves
EEEN30030

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications
EEEN30050

Communication Theory
EEEN30060

Signals and Systems
EEEN30110

Analogue Electronics
EEEN30120

Modelling and Simulation
EEEN30150

Control Theory
EEEN40010

Wireless Systems
EEEN40050

Digital Communications
EEEN40060

Neural Engineering
EEEN40070

Advanced Signal Processing
EEEN40130

Radio-Frequency Electronics
EEEN40150

ME Prof. Work Exp. (Short)
EEEN40200

ME Prof. Work Exp. (Long)
EEEN40210

ME Elec&Comp Eng Project
EEEN40240

Digital & Embedded Systems
EEEN40280

Entrepreneurship in Engineering
EEEN40300

Power Electronics Technology
EEEN40310

Analogue Integrated Circuits
EEEN40570

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
EEEN40580

Distributed Control and Optimisation over Networks
EEEN40590

Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits
EEEN40600

Optoelectronics
EEEN40640

Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140

Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430

Comment

Student Internships
The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student's academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.

The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Application date

How to apply?
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.

Course fee

ME Electronic and Computer (T163) Full Time
EU Year 1 - € 7830
EU Year 2 - € 7830 aa
nonEU Year 1 - € 24800
nonEU Year 2 - € 24200 aa

aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2019 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2018/19
***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see www.ucd.ie/international/scholarships.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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