Research Masters Engineering Science (MEngSc) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

The Research MEngSc (EEE) is a full-time research programme running for a minimum of 12 months with a required thesis. A candidate may be permitted to undertake the research for this degree in an external institution. Approval of the college must be obtained concerning the adequacy of the technical facilities and of the supervision of the candidate in the designated external institution. Regular consultations must also take place between the candidate and the appropriate UCC staff member. A candidate for the MEngSc Degree may not simultaneously pursue any other programme except with the permission of the relevant faculties and Academic Board. The Degree of MEngSc may be obtained in one of the following modes:

Mode 1: Candidates must submit a substantial research thesis and may be required to take courses on related subjects. Candidates must pass an oral and/or written examination on the subject matter of the thesis.

Mode 2: Candidates must take at least four prescribed courses and also submit a research thesis. The MEngSc Degree is awarded on passing the examinations for each prescribed course, on submitting a satisfactory thesis and on passing an oral and/or written examination on the subject matter of the thesis.

Entry Requirements: In order to be permitted to proceed to the MEngSc Degree by Mode 1 or Mode 2, a candidate must have obtained honours at the BE (Hons) Degree Examination. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to such examination or other requirement approved by the college. In all cases a candidate must be recommended by the Professor or Lecturer concerned and must have the proposed programme of study approved by the Graduate Studies Committee (in the case of Mode 1 students), or the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (in the case of Mode 2 students). For both Modes 1 and 2, a candidate must be registered for at least one year before presenting for the MEngSc Degree. For both modes the thesis must be presented within two years of first registration for the degree.

Research Masters Engineering Science (MEngSc) in Microelectronic Design

The MEngSc (Microelectronics) is a full-time research programme running for a minimum of 20 months, completing 30 credits of coursework and a thesis. A candidate may be permitted to undertake the research for this degree in an external institution. Approval of the College must be obtained concerning the adequacy of the technical facilities and of the supervision of the candidate in the designated external institution. Regular consultations must also take place between the candidate and the appropriate UCC staff member.

Entry Requirements: In order to be permitted to proceed to the MEngSc Degree in Microelectronics, a candidate must have obtained honours at the BE (Hons) Degree Examination at 2H1 or higher. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to examination or such other requirement approved by the College. Students are selected for admission based upon an evaluation of the applicant's academic record and references. An interview may be required. In all cases a candidate must be recommended by the Professor or Lecturer concerned and must have the proposed programme of study approved by the School of Engineering and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

Programme Requirements: The MEngSc Degree in Microelectronics is primarily awarded on submitting a satisfactory thesis UE6021. Students must take modules to the value of 30 credits, at least 15 credits of which must be taken from the following list and the balance to be chosen from Microelectronic Engineering modules as listed in the Book of Modules, 2011/2012.

UE4001 Digital IC Design (5 credits)

UE4002 Analogue IC Design (5 credits)

UE4008 Processing of Integrated Circuits (5 credits)

UE6001 HDL Synthesis (5 credits)

UE6005 Nanoelectronics (5 credits)

UE6006 Advanced Analog IC Design (5 credits)

UE6007 Nanotechnology (5 credits)

UE6008 Microsystems Technology and Applications (5 credits)

UE6009 Data Converter IC Design (5 credits

UE6010 System Level Design (5 credits)

UE6011 Frequency Synthesizer Design (5 credits)

UE6012 ASIC Design (5 credits)

UE6014 Design for Test (5 credits)

UE6022 Packaging and Reliability (5 credits)

EE6006 VLSI Digital Signal Processing (5 credits)

EE6020 Optical Detectors (5 credits)

The choice of modules is made in consultation with the student's research supervisor and is subject to the approval of the School of Engineering. Graduates of UCC are not allowed to take modules that they have already taken as undergraduates. Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules.

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