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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.

Course Description
Designed to meet the demands of modern high technology industries, this MEngSc covers topics from electronic engineering and computer science to business, delivered by internationally renowned academics. The modules that you take will depend on your interests and on your prior education.

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 an Electrical, Electronic or Computer 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.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

1 year full-time

Number of credits

90

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)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

Comment

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.

Application date

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

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering (T257) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8085
nonEU fee per year - € 25600

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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