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Computer & Communications Systems

The MEng provides a comprehensive grounding in targeted areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Students develop a detailed knowledge of Software Engineering and its application in the field of Communications Systems.

Entry requirements

The principal entry requirement for either version of the programme is a 2.2 honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or better) undergraduate degree in a numerate and relevant discipline. An interview may be part of the admission process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 Years Part Time

Careers or further progression

Software and applications development engineering are among the fastest growing and most dynamic fields of today's technology. The many career paths for graduates of this programme include web applications development, network design and management, embedded systems development, database design, as well as control and telecommunications engineering.

Since communications systems are constantly changing, the programme aims to give its graduates the skills and knowledge to adapt very quickly to new and changing technologies.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Prof Hussain Mahdi
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213492
Email: hussain.mahdi@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
•C++ Programming
•Software Engineering
•Multimedia Communications
•Digital Signal Processing
•Information Theory & Coding

Semester 2
•Web-Based Application Design
•Real-Time Systems
•Communications & Security
•Protocols

Elective Modules (Choose 2)
•Digital Control
•Digital Communications
•Host & Network Security

Semester 3
•Project

Comment

The MEng provides a comprehensive grounding in targeted areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Students develop a detailed knowledge of Software Engineering and its application in the field of Communications Systems.

Application date

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

•Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

•English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)

•A one page supporting statement

•A copy of your birth certificate

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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