School of Electronic Engineering

Single Module Programme - Engineering and Computing

Course Code:
DC809 (Jan); DC808 (Sept)
Course Type:
NFQ Level:
Postgraduate Level single module - no corresponding NFQ award
Delivery Modes
1 yr
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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


The Single Module Programme is a continuing-engineering education programme provided by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing that features high-quality taught modules from the School of Electronic Engineering. On this programme students can attend engineering modules on campus or use online access to participate in career relevant courses, representing recent developments in electronic systems and computer engineering. The modules on this programme are typically taken for professional development purposes, or to apply to transfer to one of our other engineering postgraduate programmes.

Just some of the areas covered by the Single Module programme include: Computer Vision, Nanoelectronics, Photonics, Connected Embedded Systems, Security for IoT Networks and Bioelectronics.

About this course

This programme is designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills in Electronic Systems and Telecommunications Engineering.

View the current course structure

Life on Campus

We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

Each campus has libraries, study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. Sports facilities are located on two of the academic campuses. We also have a dedicated sports campus in the form of St Claire’s. 


Exceptional facilities

DCU students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses. 

These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and radio/podcast studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.

Construction on our FutureTech building on the Glasnevin campus will get underway in 2022. Once completed, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines. It will have the capacity to accommodate an additional 3,000 STEM students on the university’s Glasnevin campus.


Campus life

Among the student facilities in DCU are a sports complex with a 25 metre pool, three libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.

In 2018, a purpose-built state-of-the-art new student centre - The U - was opened. This centre serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body of 18,500 and is home to the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub.

There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year.


Student Supports

We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.

Student Advice Centre: Offers a wide range of supports and services to students

The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year 

Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules 

Student Learning: facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence. 

Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.

Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.

Next Steps

Students can take individual modules to up-skill their knowledge in Electronic and Computer Engineering, thereby giving themselves the opportunity to advance their career or pursue additional education. Credits from these modules can be used to secure and MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Find out more here.


This non-award programme allows applicants from diverse educational and/or employment backgrounds to access Level 8 and Level 9 modules with applications evaluated on a case by case basis.

* Due to the specialist nature of this programme, additional criteria may be used to assess suitability to undertake this programme. For further information, please contact the Programme Chair using the contact details above

Non-EU Applications

Candidates who are non-native speakers of the English language must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here. Additionally non-EU nationals who require a study visa to enter Ireland are ineligible to apply for part time programmes.



Part time

EU Status Fee Part-time
€824 per module

Next Steps

To apply for the January 2024 intake, please click here

To apply to the September 2024 intake, please click here.  

Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application.

• Please provide certified Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study to date, with certified English translations if applicable

Personal statement.

• If applicable, evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link

Application Deadlines

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

  • Closing date for DC809 (Jan) is 1st December 2023
  • Closing date for DC808 (Sep) EU applications 31st July 2024
  • Closing date for DC808 (Sep) non-EU applications 1st July 2024


Queries from EU applicants should be directed to 

Queries from non-EU applicants should be directed to

Commencement of Programme

  • DC808 commences in September 2024.
  • DC809 commences in January 2024.