School of Electronic Engineering

MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Course Code:
Sep DC883 (FT) DC884 (PT) / Feb DC891 (FT) DC892 (PT)
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Delivery Modes
FT-1 Year, PT-2 Years
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The University has launched a new student application portal. Link to apply can be found under the 'Introduction' section and the 'Requirements' section


This programme offers advanced-level courses in the theory, analysis, design, modelling and manufacture of electronic and computer systems. It's highly flexible and allows participants to customise a taught Masters programme based on preferred focus areas. With a range of over twenty modules to choose from, this Masters programme is highly customisable by the individual student.

With our new pre-defined Majors, students have the option of specialising in one of four areas: Nanotechnology, Advanced Data Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and Image Processing and Analysis.

There are two intakes on to the programme per academic year (February and September) and flexible study options are provided. An alternative entry path is provided for some students who do not meet the Master’s programme entry requirements. Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate exit awards are also available.

*Internet of Things (IOT). Please note, the school also offers a full time specialised MSc in Electronic and Computer Technology (IoT).  Find out more here.

About This Course

This newly revised offering combines the expertise of Electronic Systems and Telecommunications 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 specialised areas in Electronic & Computer Engineering  together with a knowledge and understanding of 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 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.


Our Master is worth 90 ECTS Credits and for a full-time student registered in September, the duration of the Master is 12 months.

For further information including the possibility of scholarship, please visit:

View the current course structure

Why do this course?

  • 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: the course combines full-time/part-time, on-campus/remote and 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: our students acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in industry.
  • Rewarding: our students 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 candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competancy in the English language.  More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here.


Full time

EU Status Fee
Non EU Fee

Part time

EU Status Fee Part-time
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Next Steps

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To Apply for this Programme 

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or:

For February 2021 intake:

  • Closing date for non-EU applicants is 13th December 2020.
  • Closing date for EU applicants is 8th January 2021.

For October 2021 intake:

  • Closing date for non-EU applicants is 16th July 2021.
  • Closing date for EU applicants is 10th September 2021.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.


Queries from EU applicants should be directed to 

Queries from non-EU applicants should be directed to