School of Electronic Engineering


Masters/Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate options available at DCU in the following areas:

  • Telecommunications Engineering(on-campus or distance learning)
  • Electronic Systems(on-campus or distance learning)

Additionally, via the 3U Partnership of DCU, Maynooth and RCSI, the following programme is available:


Electronic Systems / Telecommunications Engineering Information

Programme Majors
Nanoelectronics & Photonics Image Processing & Analysis Semiconductor Manufacturing Major Network Implementation
Nanoelectronics & Photonics Image Processing & Analysis Semiconductor Manufacturing Network Implementation

In addition, students on the Electronic Systems and Telecommunications programmes may decide to focus their field of study into any of three unique areas.

If you are ambitious, want to stay abreast of new developments, wish to enhance your qualifications, are prepared to commit time to personal development and yet have limited opportunity for on-campus attendance, then this programme structure is designed for you.  You can take courses remotely over the WEB - the distance learning option, attend lectures on-campus, or mix and match combining on-campus and distance learning to suit your particular circumstances.

 For Web-based modules, courses can be studied via the Internet using online notes, e-mail, e-Conferencing, online assessments, tutorials and so on.  For more information, please visit the following: 

The programmes have two intakes each year, one in September and one in February.

Entry Requirements

Direct Access to M.Eng in Electronic Systems/M.Eng in Telecommunications Engineering requires a minimum H2.2 in electronic/electrical engineering, applied physics or computer science.

Masters Qualifier (1 year pre-Masters course) requires a pass in a Level 8 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline OR (in exceptional circumstances) a strong result in a Level 7 programme plus a miniumum 3 years’ relevant experience. The candidate must also demonstrate at interview that their qualifications and experience are satisfactory preparation for the programme. Successful completion of the Masters Qualifier allows entry to the M.Eng in Electronic Systems/M.Eng in Telecommunications)

For more details regarding application, closing dates and registration, please visit the following links:

A large amount of information can also be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

  Latest News
  • Induction for new students took place in S209 (Engineering and Research Building) at 9:15am on Monday 30th of September. - During this welcome presentation session students were given an opportunity to meet some of the team involved with the programme as well as hear more about the general structure and format of their study. If you have missed this induction session, the slides have been made available here:

                    - Masters Induction Presentation Slides

  • Applications are being currently taken for the academic year of 2013/2014 (Semester 2 Intake).  Please visit the links above regarding information on applying to the programmes.
  • Notes Access Regardless of whether students are taking modules via an on-campus/remote/hybrid mechanism, they will be set up with online access to notes after registration.  However, notes will only be made available by lecturers following the first day of physical lectures for that module.  Please ensure that you are using your DCU email address, as this is the primary mechanism for communication used for all programmes.


Contact Information

 Registration Enquiries:
    The Registrar's Office,
    Dublin City University 
    Glasnevin, Dublin 9 
    +353 1 7005338

 (more contact info)

 Programme Enquiries:
    Irene Farragher, 
    Faculty of Eng. &Computing,
    +353 1 7006857
    Email:  Irene Farragher