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Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Masters Engineering Qualifier - Electronic & Computer Engineering

  • PAC CodeSeptember Intake - DC847 (FT) & DC830 (PT) February Intake - DC848 (FT) & DC831 (PT)
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Delivery Modes Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Duration Continuous

Course Fees

  • Student Contribution€0
  • EU Status Fee€2,550
  • Non EU Fees€5,712
About fees & requirements

Closing date for EU students extended to 16th September 2019

Students who do not have the entry requirements to enter directly onto the Masters programmes may be offered entry on the Masters Qualifier Programme. The Master Qualifier contains the same modules as our Masters. Students on the Masters Qualifier Programme may transfer onto the Masters programme, subject to the transfer requirements and without loss of accumulated credits. A Graduate Certificate exit award is potentially available if a transfer to the Masters Programme is not possible or desirable however, a minimum of 4 advanced (Level 9) modules must be successfully completed in order to exit with a Graduate Certificate.


To give students the knowledge, experience and skills to access either of our Masters programme in Electronic & Computer Engineering. The MEQ course itself does not carry an award, but it offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate their aptitude to join the Masters programmes.

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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 programme 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.


Candidates who successfully complete the Masters Qualifier can transfer to the M. Eng in Electronic & Computer Engineering.


General Entry Requirements

Entry to the Masters Qualifier Course is available to Electronic Engineering or cognate discipline graduates with:

  • An NFQ Level 8 qualification below H2.2 equivalent.
  • An NFQ Level 7 qualification, with a minimum of three years relevant experience.

Both cases are subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of Programme or Head of School.

Important Note:

Students who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place on the programme and DCU reserves the right to interview candidates to confirm their suitability for the programme. Applications are open to EU Applicants only


How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

All Applicants Must submit

  • Academic transcripts for each and every year of study, with certified English translations if applicable.
  • Personal Statement of 250 words
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Non Native English Speakers must also submit

Applications are made through the Postgraduate Application Centre. (PAC)

Closing Dates

September 2019 Intakes: 16th September 2019, selecting either DC847 (Full Time) or DC830 (Part Time)

February 2020 Intakes: 13th December 2019, selecting either DC848 (Full Time) or DC831 (Part Time)

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

Fees & Payments

An Automated Telephone system is available 24 X 7 on the following number 01-253-0219. This number is for Student Fee payments only and you or a third party are required to have your student ID number, date of birth and a card on which the payment is to be made.

International students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.

For complete information about payment methods & Schedules, download the DCU fees booklet and also our Student Fee Protocol Booklet.

For more information, please contact

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Course Fees

Course Student Contribution EU Status Fee Non EU Fees
Full Time €0 €2,550 €5,712