Taught Masters Degrees
Taught MEngSc (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
NFQ Level 9, Major Award
The MEngSc (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) offers three separate streams within a full-time programme running for 12 months (or in the case of Stream 3 within a 15 month period) or within a part-time programme running for 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme.
Candidates must have a BE (Hons) Degree in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H1 or equivalent minimum 3.0 GPA. Decisions on eligibility will be taken by the Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
Three optional Streams are possible:
Stream 1: Coursework with Research Project (subject to performance)
In Part I, students take a minimum of five core modules from Group One (to the value of 50 credits), including EE6019 Research Report, and modules from Groups One and Two to the value of 10 credits. Part II consists of a Research Project (EE6020) to the value of 30 credits, completed over the summer months.
Stream 2: Coursework and Industry Placement (subject to availability and performance)
In Part I, students take a minimum of five core modules from Group One (to the value of 50 credits), including EE6019 Research Report, and modules from Groups One and Two to the value of 10 credits. Part II consists of an Industry Placement (EE6021) to the value of 30 credits, completed over the summer months. Where the number of available industry placements is less than the number of applicants for such placements, unsuccessful applicants for industry projects will have a choice of following either Stream 1 or Stream 3.
Stream 3: Coursework only (subject to performance)
In Part I, students take a minimum of five core modules from Group One (to the value of 50 credits), and modules from Groups One and Two to the value of 10 credits. In Part II, students take additional modules to the value of 30 credits from Group One and Group Two in Teaching Period 1 of the following academic year, such that a student takes a minimum of seven core modules from Group One over Parts I and II.
The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
A student is required to select either Streams 1/2 or Stream 3 when applying to enter the programme. A student who enters Streams 1/2 may elect at any time to change to Stream 3. A student who enters Stream 3, takes module EE6019 Research Report and satisfies the requirements to progress from Part I to Part II of Streams 1/2 may elect to change from Stream 3 to Stream 1 or Stream 2 (subject to availability) in Part II.
As the number of industry places will be limited, a student who satisfies the performance criteria to proceed to Part II is not guaranteed an industry placement.
The programme of study for part-time students must be approved in advance by the Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Group One (core modules)
EE6101 Advanced Analogue & Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design (10 credits)
EE6102 Advanced RF Integrated Circuit Design (10 credits)
EE6103 Advanced VLSI Architectures (10 credits
EE6104 Intelligent Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks (10 credits)
EE6105 Wireless Communications (10 credits)
EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics (10 credits)
EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Drives (10 credits)
EE6108 Optoelectronics (10 credits)
EE6109 Adaptive Signal Processing and Advanced Control (10 credits)
EE6019 Research Report (10 credits)
Group Two (elective modules)
Students may select modules from across the university, subject to timetabling constraints, including the following:
CS4617 Advanced Computer Architecture I (5 credits)
CS6311 Mobile Networks Protocols (5 credits)
CS6322 Optimization (5 credits)
EE4004 Telecommunications (5 credits)
EE4007 Optical Electronics (5 credits)
EE4008 Digital Signal Processing (5 credits)
EE4011 RF IC Design (5 credits)
EE4012 Biomedical Design (5 credits)
UE4001 Digital IC Design (5 credits)
UE4002 Analogue IC Design (5 credits)
UE4008 Processing of Integrated Circuits (5 credits)
UE6005 Nanoelectronics (5 credits)
UE6008 Microsystems Technology and Applications (5 credits)
UE6022 Packaging and Reliability (5 credits)
PG6001 STEPS Scientific Training for Enhanced Postgraduate Studies (5 credits)
Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
AC6302 Early Stage Capital (5 credits)
IS6306 Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
LW6104 Intellectual Property Law for High-Tech Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)
MG6705 Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
MG6706 Entrepreneurial Strategy and Leadership (5 credits)
MG6707 Building the new Venture Team (5 credits)
EE6020 Research Project (30 credits)
EE6021 Industry Placement (30 credits)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules, 2013/2014.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2014 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.
See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.
Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Candidates who pass individual modules to the value of 60 credits in Part I but fail to achieve the requisite average grade of 50% at the first attempt across the best 50 credits of Group One modules (and at least 50% in the Research Report (EE6019) in the case of Streams 1 or 2) will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Programme Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced understanding of topics in EEE.
- Derive and apply design solutions from knowledge of sciences, technology and mathematics.
- Display a mature computer literacy and use relevant EEE design tools.
- Demonstrate the ability to use logical and lateral thinking to provide creative and innovative solutions to EEE problems.
- Organise and pursue a scientific/industrial research project and/or demonstrate advanced technical skills pertinent to EEE.
- Write reports to a professional standard.
Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
PAC Course Code: Students applying for Stream 1 or Stream 2 apply using the PAC code CKR47 and students applying for Stream 3 use the PAC code CKR48. Students can change Streams after start of studies in programme.
Duration: Full-time: 12 months (or in the case of Stream 3 within a 15 month period); Part-time: 24 months.
EU Fees: €6,000 for 2013/2014 . Non-EU Fees: €13,400 for 2013/2014. Fees for 2014/2015 will be set in March 2014.
Closing Date - EU Applicants: 1 June, 2013
Closing Date - Non-EU Applicants: 1 June, 2013
Overview of Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEngSc
Electrical and Electronic Engineering is characterised by the need for continuing education and training. Today, most Electrical and Electronic Engineers require more than is delivered in a conventional four-year undergraduate programme. The aim of the MEngSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) programme is to provide advanced coursework with options for a research element or industrial element, and additional professional development coursework.
What will I be Studying?
The MEngSc (EEE) has three Streams.
Students following Stream 1 take course modules to the value of 60 credits and carry out a Minor Research Project to the value of 30 credits. Students following Stream 2 take course modules to the value of 60 credits and carry out an Industrial Placement to the value of 30 credits. Students following Stream 3 take course modules to the value of 90 credits, up to 20 credits of which can be in topics such as business, law, and innovation.
Four year BE (Electrical/Electronic), or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H1 or equivalent minimum 3.0 GPA.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 with no individual section lower than 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent.
Part-Time Taught Postgraduate Programmes:
Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes.
The prospectus entry is available from http://www.ucc.ie/en/ckr47