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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

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.

Duration

1 year full-time

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
EEEN40290

Stage 1 - Option

Numerical Algorithms
ACM40290

Entrepreneurship in Action
BMGT30090

Computer Science for Engineers II
COMP20080

Networks and Internet Systems
COMP30040

Object-Oriented Programming
COMP30070

Processor Design
COMP30080

Performance of Computer Systems
COMP40010

Human Computer Interaction
COMP40630

Advances in Wireless Networking
COMP40660

Introduction to Information Security
COMP41280

Software Engineering (ME)
COMP41670

Data Science in Python
COMP41680

Machine Learning (Blended Delivery)
COMP47460

Electronic Circuits
EEEN20040

Digital Electronics: from gate to system
EEEN20050

Electromagnetic Waves
EEEN30030

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications
EEEN30050

Communication Theory
EEEN30060

Signals and Systems
EEEN30110

Digital System Design
EEEN30190

Control Theory
EEEN40010

Photonic Engineering
EEEN40030

Wireless Systems
EEEN40050

Digital Communications
EEEN40060

Neural Engineering
EEEN40070

Advanced Signal Processing
EEEN40130

Radio-Frequency Electronics
EEEN40150

Digital & Embedded Systems
EEEN40280

Entrepreneurship in Engineering
EEEN40300

Power Electronics Technology
EEEN40310

Analogue Integrated Circuits
EEEN40570

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
EEEN40580

Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits
EEEN40600

Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140

Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430

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:

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering FT (T257)
Duration 1 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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