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Electronic & Computer Engineering

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. You will develop an advanced understanding of the theory and technology of modern electronic and computer systems and their business environment. You will build your knowledge through taught modules and project work and you will learn about design, innovation and problem solving at a level significantly beyond that of your primary degree.

-Delivered by a highly research active School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings, this masters provides intensive training to up-skill students to meet the needs of the growing Irish ICT sector.

-The balance of the programme between theory and practice will provide you with an excellent basis to work as an engineer in many different types of industry

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 (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 MEngSc in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a twelve month 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 and a major project. 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 engineering 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.

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

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8 ) with a 2.1 classification (Second Class Honours, Grade One ) or international equivalent in a relevant Engineering programme is required.

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.


1 year full-time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
The ICT sector responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland's total turnover and this sector 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.

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

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
MEngSc Project

Stage 1 - Option

Numerical Algorithms

Entrepreneurship in Action

Computer Science for Engineers II

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)

Electronic Circuits

Digital Electronics: from gate to system

Electromagnetic Waves

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications

Communication Theory

Signals and Systems

Digital System Design

Control Theory

Photonic Engineering

Wireless Systems

Digital Communications

Neural Engineering

Advanced Signal Processing

Radio-Frequency Electronics

Digital & Embedded Systems

Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Power Electronics Technology

Analogue Integrated Circuits

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers

Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Professional Engineering (Finance)

Professional Engineering (Management)

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering FT (T257)
1 Years

Full Time

Rolling *

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

Course fee

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering (T257) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7830
nonEU fee per year - € 24800

***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

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see:

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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