The IPME programme is a continuing-engineering education programme provided by the School of Electronic Engineering. On this remote access programme students use the web to access career relevant, high-level modules representing recent developments in Electronic Systems and Telecommunications 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 courses.
Areas covered include Image Processing and Analysis, Nanoelectronics, Photonics, Control Systems, Communications and Telecommunications Networks.
About this course
This programme is designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills in Electronic Systems and Telecommunications Engineering.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.