MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering

Academic Year 2020/2021

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Ireland has evolved into one of the world’s most important centres for high-tech businesses. The ICT sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry with 9 of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland. The economic contribution of the sector is substantial with the ICT industry currently responsible for approximately 25% of Ireland’s total turnover, representing one-third of Ireland’s exports by value. 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.

Curricular information is subject to change


Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

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. 

 

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. 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with the engineering community and with society at large.
  • 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 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 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.

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.

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

***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 http://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/scholarshipsfinances/scholarships/.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.

  • 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 

Graduate Profile - Sudharsan Rajasekaran, Intel

I was working as an assistant software engineer in India, having obtained my bachelor degree in electronic engineering. I had a thirst to further my education in technology engineering and as such, I started searching for a Masters level education choosing to do the MEngSc Electronic and Computer engineering at UCD.  During my course I was taught with problems that industries are currently facing, making it incredibly relevant. The course was quite brilliantly structured between hardware (Electronics) and software (Computer Science), designed in a way to learn by practice, offering me the confidence to face today’s industrial demands. The course also offered a module on entrepreneurship which I believe to be incredibly important for my future Engineering career. Right now I am working alongside leading researchers for my master’s project which is guiding me on the right career path and I truly believe that I will be one among tomorrow's Industrial leader’s. 

 

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