UCC Postgraduate courses

Engineering – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Engineering – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Code


  • College

    Science, Engineering and Food Science

  • Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications


  • EU Fees 2021

    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2021


  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Currently open for late EU applications

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    Extended until 31 July 2021.

  • Start Date

    13 September 2021

Course Outline

Electrical and Electronic Engineering drives many of the technological advances that we see in our fast-changing world, from smart grids and robotics to smartphones and the internet of things. It is an exciting and challenging career choice, characterised by constant personal development, innovation, and invention.

The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) at UCC aims to build on the engineering foundations of your undergraduate degree with this postgraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEngSc) programme. The MEngSc programme will help you to develop advanced engineering skills and introduce you to key innovations in this field. As part of this degree, you will carry out a substantial research project. There is also the opportunity to apply for a paid summer industrial placement.

Part I of the programme comprises 50 credits of taught courses and a preliminary research report worth 10 credits. These are assessed using a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment. Successful completion of the initial tranche of coursework modules qualifies the student to progress to Part II.

Part II requires a research dissertation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (30 credits).


All modules 5 credits unless otherwise noted.

  • EE6019 Research Report (10 credits)

Group A (at least 35 credits)

  • CS6327 Internet of Things: Technology and Application
  • EE6024 Engineering Machine Learning Solutions
  • EE6034 Optoelectronic Communications and Optoelectronics,
  • EE6035 Electrical Power Systems
  • EE6036 Design of RF Integrated Circuits
  • EE6038 Advanced VLSI Design
  • EE6040 Mobile and Cellular Communications
  • EE6041  Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • EE6042 Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless and Cellular Systems
  • EE6043 Design of Digital Integrated Circuits
  • EE6044 Advanced Analogue IC Design
  • EE6045 Data Converter Techniques: Circuits and Architectures
  • EE6047 Semiconductor IC Processing
  • EE6048 Smart Grids
  • EE6049 Design of Analogue Integrated Circuits
  • ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control

Group B (up to 15 credits)

  • CS6301 Design of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • CS6322 Optimisation
  • CS6325 Network Security
  • CS6506 Programming in Python
  • CS6507 Programming in Python with Data Science Applications
  • EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives
  • EE4002 Control Engineering II
  • EE4004 Telecommunications II
  • EE4012 Biomedical Systems
  • EE4019 Photonic Signals and Systems Application
  • ME6008 Robotics
  • ME6012 Advanced Robotics
  • NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems
  • ST6030 Foundations of Statistical Data Analytics

Research project module

  • EE6023 Dissertation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (30 credits)


Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Why Choose This Course

UCC Research Institutes

The School of Engineering has a close relationship with large UCC research institutions such as the Tyndall National Institute and MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research. Staff from these institutes teach on many of our modules in the School of Engineering and supervise several research projects each year.

Connected Curriculum

Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between disciplines such as engineering, computing, and technology.

Available Scholarships

We support our postgraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the SEFS Scholarships and Funding PG page for more information.

Placement or Study Abroad Information

There is the opportunity in this program to participate in our work-placement scheme, to develop transferable and professional skills through an internship or placement (paid or unpaid) relevant to electrical, electronic, or microelectronic engineering. Many of our students have successfully obtained paid work placements with well-known high-tech companies that have facilities in the Cork area. Where the opportunity arises, a research project or work placement can take place outside Ireland.

Skills and Careers Information

Our MEngSc graduates hold leadership positions in some of the top employers both in Ireland and internationally. Our graduates will have a competitive advantage in the jobs market by virtue of the cutting edge expertise obtained through their research project and the advanced and specialised coursework in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – particularly in areas which are now in high demand, such as machine learning, smart grids, embedded systems, and the internet of things.


  • Candidates must have a BE (Hons) Degree in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I (NFQ Level 8)
  • Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.
  • Candidates must be approved by the MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) course team and/or the Director of the MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Programme.

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is €6,630.

The Non-EU fee for this course is €22,130.


If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.


If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

Non-EU Fees

The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary items requested for your course.

Please log into the online application portal for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

5. Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

The closing date for non-EU applications is Extended until 31 July 2021.

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