About This Course
Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
1 year Full-time
EU Fees 2021
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Non-EU Fees 2021
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Open for EU applications, check rounds closing dates under How to Apply
Non-EU Closing Date
13 September 2021
Electrical and Electronic Engineering drives many of the technological advances that we see in our fast changing world, from smart grids and robotics to smart phones and the internet of things. It is an exciting and challenging career choice, characterised by constant personal development, innovation and invention. The aim of the MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) programme is to build on the good engineering foundations of your undergraduate degree, to develop advanced skills and to introduce you to some of the key exciting areas of today and the future. 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.
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.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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 – A research dissertation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (30 credits)
What you will study:
EE6019 Research Report worth 10 credits.
At least 35 credits from Group A: EE6024 Engineering Machine Learning Solutions, EE6034 Optoelectronic Communications and Optoelectronics, EE6048 Smart Grids, EE6035 Electrical Power Systems, EE6036 Design of RF Integrated Circuits, CS6327 Internet of Things: Technology and Application, 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, EE6049 Design of Analogue Integrated Circuits, ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control.
At most 15 credits from Group B: 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 (worth 30 credits).
Why Choose This Course
MEngSc graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College Cork are in leadership positions in some of the top employers in Ireland and internationally. This programme, by virtue of its advanced coursework delivered by experts in their fields, will deliver graduates of the highest quality.
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) in an enterprise relevant to Electrical, Electronic or Microelectronic Engineering. Many of our students have successfully obtained paid work-placements with some of the world’s best known high-tech companies who have facilities in the Cork area.
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 the Marine. Staff from these institutions teach into many of the programmes in the School of Engineering and supervise several research projects each year.
Where the opportunity arises, a research project or work placement may be carried out outside Ireland.
Skills and Careers Information
MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 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.
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.
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The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
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4. Application processing timeline
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