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Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Graduate Certificate in Electronic & Computer Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Electronic Systems

  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Delivery Modes Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration Continuous

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General Information

Programme Structure

RACeE - Remote Access

Module Information

Registration Details

Programme Contact Information


Depending on student registration, the number of modules completed and whether a project is taken, can result in any of the following:

  • MEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering (8 modules + project)
  • Graduate Diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering (8 modules)
  • Graduate Certificate in Electronic & Computer Engineering (4 modules)
  • RACeE (distance learning web-based) Training Module (Single Modules)
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The RACeE web-based distance learning programme enables students to study courses via the Internet, using online notes, e-mail, electronic conferencing, online assessments, electronic tutorials and a host of other WWW tools.

Currently the majority of postgraduate modules have been deployed in an online format and can be taken almost exclusively via the Internet. These modules have no requirement for attendence at lectures and continuous assessment can be performed remotely. Students must submit their continuous assessment assignments (via the Internet) in line with the same deadlines as students who are attending.

Remote students *MUST* sit their exams at Dublin City University together with the on-campus students. (more details)



General Entry Requirements

The following general requirements apply:

An honours degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or other Engineering disciplines is a normal requirement for direct entry onto the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/M.Eng programmes, however: There are two entry routes for both the Graduate Certificate/Diploma: - A basic primary degree in a relevant disciple or - A related Diploma plus a minimum of three years relevant experience. Applicants applying via this route will also be required to attend an interview as part of the application process.

Non-EU applicants are assessed under the same criteria as specified above and their qualifications are also checked for equivalence using the NARIC system (UK National Academic Recognition Information Center). Existing students have the performance-related options of transferring between programmes, such as moving from the Graduate Diploma to the Masters. For more information please see the page regarding Programme Transfer. For those taking a single module a recommendation from the module coordinator is required. Please note that all applications are subject to review/approval by the Programme Chair.

International Applications International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language For further information on international applications click here.

Dates for Submission of Applications 2017

EU Applicants

Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( as follows:

Semester 2

(Commencing February 2017)

Full-Time PAC Code: DC801

Closing Date: 10th December 2016


Part-Time: PAC Code: DC803

Closing Date: 10th December 2016


Semester 1

(Commencing September 2017)

Full-Time PAC Code: DC800

Closing Date: 31st July 2017

Part-Time: PAC Code: DC802

Closing Date: 31st July 2017

Non-EU Applicants

Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( as follows:

Semester 2

(Commencing February 2017 )

Full-Time PAC Code: DC801 Closing Date: 10th December 2016

Part-Time PAC Code: DC803 Closing Date: 10th December 2016

Semester 1

(Commencing September 2017 )

Full-Time PAC Code: DC800 Closing Date: 31st July 2017

Part-Time PAC Code: DC802 Closing Date: 31st July 2017

Study Visas

Important Information Applicants who require a student visa for entry to Ireland are encouraged to seek clarification from the relevant Irish embassy regarding the closing date for application for such a visa. Applicants who do not secure a study visa in time will be unable to take up their offer of a place on any DCU programme.

Applying through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( applying for this programme use the correct PAC code associated with the semester when you wish to commence your studies.

Queries on completed applications can be made by e-mail to