ME Electronic & Computer Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

ME Electronic & Computer Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

ME Electronic & Computer Engineering FT

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. Graduates of this highly sought after Masters leave equipped to forge a career at the highest level in this major sector of the world economy.

  • Delivered by a high research intensive School holding 101-150 in the QS world subject rankings, this two-year programme provides 6-8 months professional work experience as an embedded element of the programme.
  • You will gain an advanced understanding of a broad range of areas within electronic and computer engineering, and develop your skills in design, innovation and problem-solving.
  • A range of advanced topics from electronic engineering, computer science and business with options that allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests

Who should apply?

Full-Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non-EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's (first cycle) degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline.

Course Description

The electronic and computer sectors continue to change the way we live and drive a significant fraction of the world economy. This comes about through constant innovation, led by creative people with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of their field. This programme will help you to join in this success.

Career Opportunities

The ICT sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry with 9 out of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland and the job opportunities in this sector are exemplary. The government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year and at present, there are as many as 5,000 job vacancies in Ireland's burgeoning ICT sector and this gap could grow as Ireland hurtles towards becoming the digital capital of Europe.The ICT sector responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland’s total turnover. Prospective employers include Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx to highlight but a few.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

ME Electronic and Computer (T163) Full Time

  • EU Year 1 - € 7640
  • EU Year 2 - € 7640
  • nonEU Year 1 - € 24200
  • nonEU Year 2 - € 23800

***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Student Internships

  • The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with paid practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.
  • The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Entry Requirements

  • A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honour (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.


Graduate Profile
Jonathan Gorman, Everis As job markets become increasingly competitive, employers are seeking more from recent graduates than just knowledge, but experience. I feel that the ME Electronic & Computer Engineering master’s programme meets both of these requirements by providing a unique research project, as well as a professional work placement. These gave me the opportunity to apply my theoretical engineering knowledge in a number of practical environments, something which I believe makes this degree programme unique. This is complemented by state-of-the-art facilities and highly knowledgeable professors, both of which helped to maximise my learning. I also enjoyed the degree’s flexibility and the wide range of modules offered, allowing me to tailor my degree as I pleased. I would have no doubts in advising anyone who is aiming to specialise in electronic or computer engineering to consider the ME Electronic & Computer Engineering masters at UCD.

*Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 26, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
7,490 EUR
EU: Year 1 - € 7490, Year 2** - € 7490; nonEU: Year 1 - € 23800
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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