DCU Electronic and Computer Engineering

Electronic Engineering Modules

Electronic Engineering Modules

Unlock your career potential: Sign up for an Electronic and Computer Engineering postgrad module pair at DCU!


In today's ever-evolving technological landscape, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements is crucial for engineering professionals. The field of electronic and computer engineering is constantly evolving, with new technologies and innovations emerging at a rapid pace. However, having the time, support and opportunity to take on a full Masters programme to gain the necessary upskilling is often not possible. At DCU we have a solution to support your flexible part-time short-form learning needs. From our upwards of 30 modules available at postgrad level that represent recent developments in electronic systems and computer engineering, we have selected some module pairs that together can give you a firm foundation in a niche technical or professional area and accelerate your career development.

There would be no academic award for taking these pairs of modules on their own, but you get an official DCU transcript and retain the credits gained for future use if you wish as part of a Grad Diploma or Masters award. All the modules are presented on-campus, but available for remote/online access as well. Depending on the module pairs you chose, they may be taken in the same or successive semesters. Other module pairs are available depending on your interests. There are generally three hours of recorded lectures per week, but you should assume a minimum time commitment for each module of about 10 hours per week for the 12-week semesters. Both September and January starts are possible, but the semesters in which the modules are presented are fixed.

The topics for the module pairs include:

  • Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Future Data Networks

  • Maths and Wireless Communications 

  • Photonic Devices and Technologies

  • Computer Vision

  • Connected Embedded Systems (IoT)

  • Foundations of Machine Learning

The module pairs have been selected to equip engineering professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their respective fields, and can also be a gateway towards further learning, a Grad Diploma or Masters award. 

Combined Module Pair Options


General Entry Requirements

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.

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.


The fees for the Academic year 2023-2024 are €824 per module.

Full information on DCU Fees, including the fees for the 'Single Module Programme - Engineering and Computing', is available here.

Next Steps

All Applicants must submit:

  • All applicants should apply through https://dcuie.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/.  Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application.
  • Certified Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study to date, with certified English translations if applicable
  • Please upload a CV under the "Supplemental Items & Documents" section.
  • Personal statement.
  • If applicable, evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the following dates:

  • EU applications: Closing date for DC808 Semester 1 modules is 25th August 2023.
  • Non-EU applications: Applications closed for DC808 Semester 1 modules. 
  • EU applications: Closing date for DC809 Semester 2 modules is 1st December 2023.
  • All required documents in support of your application must be provided by this deadline.


Queries from EU and non-EU applicants should be directed to ee.queries@dcu.ie.

Commencement of Programme

  • DC808 commences in September 2023.
  • DC809 commences in January 2024.