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Optical Engineering

ME Optical Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
Between 2014 and 2016 Ireland outpaced the EU28 in the industrial sector of Computer, Electronic, Optical and Electronic Equipment, with an increase of over 56% in net sales value from an already high base. Optical technologies play key roles in many areas including biomedical imaging, astronomy, quality control, security, sensing and telecommunications (most obviously with the introduction of multi-camera mobile phones).

Very exciting innovative technologies are rapidly emerging, driven by the ability to display and capture large amounts of real time optical data. Optical engineers are involved in identifying and designing these systems, with the aim of improving people's lives, generating employment and creating new business opportunities.

-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 optical engineering, such as biomedical signal processing, optoelectronics and biomedical imaging.

-Research project topics are spread across a wide range, but related to and drawing on the topics covered in the taught modules. Similarly, your work placement can involve a variety of roles in a range of different companies in the electronic and computer engineering field.

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

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) in Electrical, Electronic, Computer or Optical Engineering with minimum 2:1 award or international equivalent

Duration

2 years full-time

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
There are excellent job opportunities for optical engineers in the display, lighting, virtual reality, robotic and drone areas. It is a large and expanding area.

Established employers in Ireland include both multinationals and indigenous companies, e.g. Andor, Carl Zeiss, Huawei, Intel/Movidius, Qualcomm, and Sensl, to name but a few.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Numerical Algorithms
ACM40290

Biological Imaging
BIOL40560

Biological Imaging
BMOL40180

Hyperspectral imaging
BSEN40500

Optical Sensing Technology
BSEN40520

Nanomaterials Chemistry
CHEM40870

Software Engineering (ME)
COMP41670

Data Science in Python
COMP41680

Electromagnetic Waves
EEEN30030

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications
EEEN30050

Signals and Systems
EEEN30110

Modelling and Simulation
EEEN30150

Biomedical Signal Processing
EEEN30160

Control Theory
EEEN40010

Neural Engineering
EEEN40070

Advanced Signal Processing
EEEN40130

ME Prof. Work Exp. (Short)
EEEN40200

ME Prof. Work Exp. (Long)
EEEN40210

Entrepreneurship in Engineering
EEEN40300

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
EEEN40580

Biomedical Imaging
EEEN40620

Optical Engineering
EEEN40630

Optoelectronics
EEEN40640

ME Project (Optical)
EEEN40650

Materials Science and Engineering III
MEEN40040

Nanomaterials
MEEN40180

Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430

Optics & Lasers
PHYC30080

Applied Optics
PHYC40210

Nanooptics and biophotonics
PHYC40400

Spectroscopy and Lasers for BioNanoScience
PHYC40420

Nanomechanics - from single molecules to single cells
PHYC40430

Biophysics at the Nanoscale and Nanodevices
PHYC40480

Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy for Bionanoscience
PHYC40560

Space Detector Laboratory (10)
PHYC40870

Introduction to Image Analysis in Matlab
RDGY30440

Medical Imaging (Clin/Res)
RDGY30520

Quantitative Methods for Engineers
STAT40690

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.

Facilities and Resources
Modules are taught by faculty-engaged, leading-edge research, working in collaboration with nationally and internationally known industrial and academic researchers.

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
ME Optical Engineering FT (T319)
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 Optical Engineering (T319) 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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