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Faculty of Engineering and Computing

MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Master of Engineering in Electronic & Computer Engineering

  • PAC CodeSeptember - DC883 (FT) / DC884 (PT) February - DC891 (FT) / DC892 (PT)
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Delivery Modes Full-Time, Part-Time, Modular
  • Duration Continuous

This programme is at the highest European Masters degree level. It offers advanced-level courses in the theory, analysis, design, modelling and manufacturing of electronic and computer systems. This newly revised offering combines the expertise of Electronic Systems and Telecomunications Engineering in an updated, industry-relevant modern programme. 

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 Students have the option of specialising in one of four areas: Internet of Things (IOT), Nanotechnology, Image Processing and Analysis or Advanced Data Networks.

There are two intakes on to the programme, in February and September, and flexible study options are provided. Due to the scheduling of project deadlines, full-time students who start in September can complete the programme within 12 months, while full-time students who start in February can complete the programme within 18 months. 

Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate exit awards are also available.


This newly revised offering combines the expertise of Electronic Systems and Telecomunications Engineering in an updated, industry-relevant modern programme.: 

  • To obtain a systematic understanding of the theory, concepts and methods at the forefront of knowledge pertaining to selected topics chosen from a wide set within Electronic & Computer Engineering.
  • To form a critical awareness of present-day, state-of-the-art and current developments and research at the forefront of a range of selected specialised areas in Electronic & Computer Engineering  together with a knowledge and understanding of specialised electronic & computer engineering practice, methods and techniques
  • To develop the ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve engineering problems and to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements related to Electronic & Computer problems.
  • To develop the skills to design components, systems or processes to meet specific needs and the knowledge and understanding of analysis and design processes and techniques and the ability to apply them in unfamiliar situations
  • To allow a more intensive exposure to modern, industry relevant technologies through optional Majors in the Internet of Things (IoT), Nanotechnology, Image Processing and Analysis or Advanced Data Networks.

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  • Established: with more than 20 modules available, there is great scope to tailor the programme to specific needs and interests in the largest and longest-running Masters offering of its type in the country.
  • Flexible: combine full-time/part-time, on-campus/remote, a choice of two starting times each year.
  • Modern: the course is continually kept up-to-date to reflect changing technological advances in industry and research.
  • Relevant: acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in industry.
  • Rewarding: work on a Masters project in some of the top research labs in the country.

International Students

Non-EU students are only recruited onto the Masters Programme (not onto the Qualifier programme which is only available to EU students). Entry will be considered on the basis of meeting or exceeding the recognised equivalent of the stated entry requirements and of meeting the DCU English language requirements. 


Opportunities will arise in Irish and International high-tech industry roles, including:

  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Management Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Graduates have been employed by companies including Google, Intel, Oracle, IBM and Boston Scientific.

The skills learned, however, are fundamental and can also be applied to many other disciplines. In addition, the Masters Project will also greatly improve the graduate's employment potential.


General Entry Requirements

  • A Primary Honours degree, Level 8 with an award of H2.2 or higher in Electronic/Electrical/Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or other Engineering Disciplines

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the General Requirements. Note:Non-EU students who require a student visa to enter Ireland are ineligible to apply for part-time programmes.

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.

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

All Applicants must submit

  • Certified academic transcripts for each and every year of study with certified English translations if applicable

Non Native English speakers must submit


Closing Dates for Submission of Applications

Applications to this Programme will be accepted on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. 

Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (

This programme has two intakes in every academic year, ie. September and February.

February 2019 Intakes: DC891 (Full Time) or DC892 (Part Time)

September 2019 Intakes: DC883 (Full Time) or DC884 (Part Time)

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