Master of Engineering Science in Electronic & Computer Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

Master of Engineering Science in Electronic & Computer Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. You will develop an advanced understanding of the theory and technology of modern electronic and computer systems and their business environment. You will build your knowledge through taught modules and project work and you will learn about design, innovation and problem-solving at a level significantly beyond that of your primary degree.

  • Delivered by a highly research-active School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings, this master provides intensive training to up-skill students to meet the needs of the growing Irish ICT sector.
  • The balance of the programme between theory and practice will provide you with an excellent basis to work as an engineer in many different types of industry

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 responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland’s total turnover and this sector 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. Prospective employers include Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering (T257) Full Time

  • EU fee per year - € 7640
  • nonEU fee per year - € 24200

***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.

Entry Requirements

  • A 4-year 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
Sudharsan Rajasekaran I was working as an assistant software engineer in India, having obtained my bachelor degree in electronic engineering. I had a thirst to further my education in technology engineering and as such, I started searching for a Masters level education choosing to do the MEngSc Electronic and Computer engineering at UCD. During my course I was taught with problems that industries are currently facing, making it incredibly relevant. The course was quite brilliantly structured between hardware (Electronics) and software (Computer Science), designed in a way to learn by practice, offering me the confidence to face today’s industrial demands. The course also offered a module on entrepreneurship which I believe to be incredibly important for my future Engineering career. Right now I am working alongside leading researchers for my master’s project which is guiding me on the right career path and I truly believe that I will be one of tomorrow's Industrial leader’s.

*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 February 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
1 year
Full time
7,490 EUR
EU: fee per year - € 7490; nonEU: fee per year - € 23800
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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