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School of Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate Programmes

Making an Application

All applications are now taken online through the Postgraduate Applications Center. Students who wish to apply or are wondering whether they reach the minimum requirements for our programmes should submit an application as detailed below. There are a large number of factors taken into account by the Programme Chair when making a decision on each individual student.  As a guideline some typical entry requirements can be found at the following link:

The full breakdown of fees can be found at the following page:

Dates for Submission of Applications

EU or Non-EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( with closing dates as follows:

  Semester 1 2015/2016
(Commencing Monday 21st September 2015)
Semester 2 2015/2016
(Commencing Monday 1st February 2016)
EU Students September 11th 2015 January 15th 2016
Non-EU Students July 09th 2015 November 14th 2015

Applying through the Postgraduate Applications Centre

When applying for this programme use the correct PAC code associated with the semester when you wish to commence your studies.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such 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.

Assessment of Applicant

Applicants are assessed by the Programme Board based on their qualifications and where relevant their work experience (all non-EU applicants' qualifications are checked for equivalence using the NARIC - UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre system).  Candidates may also be asked to attend an interview.


Outcome of an Application

Candidates who apply directly to the University will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing.  As such, it is important to ensure that your address for correspondence is accurate and current.

Registering at DCU

New students (who have been made an offer) and returning students are expected to register at DCU.  This registration takes place at the beginning of term time.  For further details please visit the Registry site page:  Registration Details


Single Engineering Modules (Electronics)

The most common approach for taking individual postgraduate modules is to take them for credit. The application process for taking modules under this programme is identical to that of the full Masters programme. Applications should be made through and must adhere to the same deadlines, as defined above.