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  • School of Engineering Welcomes Dr Barry Hayes

    20 Jul
    School of Engineering Welcomes Dr Barry Hayes

    The School of Engineering, welcomed Dr Barry Hayes, who took up appointment as a lecturer in Electrical Engineering this week.  Dr Hayes comes to UCC, having previously lectured at National University of Ireland Galway.  He has substantial International and industrial experience, including a three year Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellowship at the IMDEA research institute in Madrid, Spain; four years as an engineer working for Intel and his PhD studies were undertaken at the University of Edinburgh.  He as also had visiting research periods with the National Grid UK, and at the University of Tennessee in the USA.

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  • Engineering salaries in Ireland for 2018

    26 Mar
    Engineering salaries in Ireland for 2018

    The engineering industry in Ireland continues to see significant growth, with over 79% of organisations stating that their business will grow in 2018 and the same number planning on hiring engineering professionals in the year ahead. 

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  • Congratulations Eamonn Mulholland.

    23 Mar
    Congratulations Eamonn Mulholland.

    Recently graduated with a PhD in Energy Engineering and on the same week published a journal paper on decarbonising road freight in collaboration with MoMo team at the International Energy Agency. Well done!!

     

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  • Project Mariana, Revolutinising Lung Cancer Treatment

    23 Jan
    Project Mariana, Revolutinising Lung Cancer Treatment

    School of Engineering's Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, is a member of the team leading the exciting project Mariana:  A group of leading European universities, research organization, and industrial SME entities met this week in Amsterdam to kick-off a Euro 2,1m research project named Mariana to develop tracking, navigation, and catheter technology for accurate, more effective and less expensive management of early stage lung cancer. 

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  • Coláiste Dáibhead announced as overall winner of Cork’s First LEGO League held in UCC.

    06 Dec
    Coláiste Dáibhead announced as overall winner of Cork’s First LEGO League held in UCC.

    Many weeks of problem-solving, teamwork and practical applications of science, technology and engineering came together at the First LEGO League Finals for Cork, hosted in University College this weekend (Sat. 2 Dec).  Coláiste Dáibhead’s team, Na Laochra, were announced as overall winners of Cork’s First LEGO League beating off stiff competition from 10 secondary school teams from the Cork region. Na Laochra team will now go forward to represent Cork in the Ireland & UK First LEGO League Finals in February 2018 in the UK.

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  • Autumn Conferrings 2017

    16 Nov
    Autumn Conferrings 2017

    Congratulations to Nessa Murphy; Fiona O’ Keefe, Jean O’ Driscoll, Eimear Twomey and Brigid Walsh, Process & Chemical Engineering at Autumn Graduation 2017, pictured with Dr Maria Sousa Gallagher centre.

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  • WHAT IF WE COULD GROW ALL OF THE WORLDS CROPS INDOORS?

    08 Nov
    WHAT IF WE COULD GROW ALL OF THE WORLDS CROPS INDOORS?

    This is one of the exciting SFI projects being exhibited at Science Week next week as part of the What If? Campaign. Professor Marcel Jansen, Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences, UCC and Dr Alan Morrison, School of Engineering, UCC are tackling this problem by exploring ways to make the current food production processes more sustainable as well as increasing the nutritional value of the crops.

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  • UCC marks 90 years of ESB with reflections on how electricity transformed Ireland

    12 Oct
    UCC marks 90 years of ESB with reflections on how electricity transformed Ireland

    University College Cork, in conjunction with ESB, hosted a series of enlightening lectures on Thursday, 12th October, examining electricity’s role in Ireland’s past and future development.

    President of UCC, Professor Patrick O’Shea delivered an address reflecting on Prof Kane’s extraordinary study, which was ultimately realised in the 1920s through the construction of the Shannon Scheme at Ardnacrusha.

     

     

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  • 5th School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day

    03 Apr
    5th School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day

    Well what a day! We are delighted to report that the 5th School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day, held on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Devere Hall, UCC was another huge success. The speakers were superb, and held us all captivated with their stories of engineering careers and applications. We were delighted to welcome over 350 students from secondary schools across Munster, and are looking forward to next year already! Mind you, how will we top this year…?‌

     

     

     

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  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering Open Day 2017

    15 Mar
    Electronic and Electrical Engineering Open Day 2017

    The School of Engineering, UCC cordially invites transition, fifth and sixth year students to our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Final Year Project Open Day, to be held in the Electrical Engineering Building on the UCC Main Campus on Friday, March 24th 2017. There are two sessions, one in the morning between 10.15am -12.45pm and the second in the afternoon 2pm - 4pm.

     

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  • Iris Ashley Cummins (1894–1968) - BE (1915), BSc Honoris Causa (War degree, 1918)

    27 Feb
    Iris Ashley Cummins (1894–1968) - BE (1915), BSc Honoris Causa (War degree, 1918)

    You might like to know a little about a remarkable graduate of UCC, being highlighted this week in the conferring booklet.

    A pioneering civil engineer and inspirational International hockey player, Iris entered UCC in 1912, a time when there were comparatively few female students.  She studied engineering and became active in college life.  During her time in UCC she edited the Journal of the Engineering Society, put herself forward in student elections, played sportand contributed to debate & discussion, reading a paper on ‘Women in the Learned Professions’. She graduated BE in 1915, the first female engineer from UCC and only the second in Ireland.

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  • CAOS Camera Selected by the International Optical Society (OSA) as a 2016 Breakthrough

    01 Dec
    CAOS Camera Selected by the International Optical Society (OSA) as a 2016 Breakthrough

    The CAOS Camera invention has been selected by The International Optical Society (OSA) as a 2016 breakthrough in the field of imaging. Each year OSA highlights these world-wide breakthrough innovations in optics and photonics in its year end December issue of its OPN Magazine. OPN’s Optics in 2016 Special Issue carries an article by Professor Nabeel Riza (UCC School of Engineering) describing his CAOS camera invention. 

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  • Staff recognition awards

    15 Nov
    Staff recognition awards

    Congratulations to our staff members Colin Murphy, Diarmuid O'Riordain and Eamon McKeogh who were recipients of UCC’s 2016 Long Service Awards (25 or 35 years service) and were recognised during an award giving ceremony on October 10th at UCC.

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  • Professor Liam Marnane appointed Head of School of Engineering

    05 Oct
    Professor Liam Marnane appointed Head of School of Engineering

    Congratulations to Professor Liam Marnane who has been appointed the new Head of School of Engineering. 

    Liam Marnane received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork in 1984 and the D.Phil degree from University of Oxford in 1989 studying test vector generation and design for test of VLSI designs. He was a lecturer in VLSI design at the School of Electronic Engineering Science, University of Wales, Bangor from 1989 to 1993. In 1992 he was a Visiting Researcher and Marie Cure Fellow at the Institute de Recherche en Informatique et Systemes Aleatoires, at the University of Rennes, France. In 1993 he was appointed as lecturer in Digital Signal Processing in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at University College Cork, as senior lecturer in 1999 and as Professor in 2014. 

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  • Thank you for a successful Open Day 2016

    11 Oct
    Thank you for a successful Open Day 2016

    Saturday’s Open Day was a great success. It is estimated that more than 6,000 visitors attended. The School of Engineering Office would like to thank all who participated on the day to make this event so successful. Well done everyone!

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  • Tyndall's groundbreaking space technologies could be worth €1bn to economy

    26 Sep
    Tyndall's groundbreaking space technologies could be worth €1bn to economy

    Hi-tech light may be part of space mission

    A hi-tech light being developed at Tyndall could help unlock the secrets of the universe as part of an ambitious European Space Agency (ESA) mission scheduled for launch in 2029.

    Peter Parbrook, professor of nitride materials at UCC and a researcher at Tyndall, is working on a complex long-term project to develop a highly specialised ultra- violet light emitting diode (LED) which is being considered for use as part of an ESA project to detect space gravitational waves — one of the most elusive phenomena in the galaxy.

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  • UCC Invents New Camera Technology

    22 Aug
    UCC Invents New Camera Technology

    UCC engineers have invented a new camera technology that can work in unison with today’s CCD/CMOS sensors to pull out image features previously unseen.

    Nabeel Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of School of Engineering at UCC has invented the new technology called CAOS or Coded Access Optical Sensor.

    Although optical cameras have been around for centuries, the CCD sensor camera arrived in the 1960s (awarded Nobel Prize in 2009) while the CMOS sensor camera was invented in the 1990s. Both camera technologies dominate the imaging world across various applications from medicine to industrial testing and machine vision to astronomy.

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  • UCC, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate, Lizzie Lee, to compete in Olympics

    09 Jun
    UCC, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate, Lizzie Lee, to compete in Olympics

    We are extremely proud to share the news that UCC Engineering Graduate, Lizze Lee is to compete for Ireland in the marathon in the Rio Olympics. - 

    At some stage next Monday morning Lizzie Lee will get a phone call from Athletics Ireland telling her she’s going to the Rio Olympics. She’ll thank them kindly, quietly hang up the phone, then get back to work at her job with Apple in Cork.

    Inside, however, she’s been trying to contain her wild excitement for the last eight months – or 239 days, to be exact. “Oh, I’ve been counting down the sleeps for weeks now,” she tells me, knowing, inside, that for those last eight months her marathon time has remained the fastest Irish women’s qualifier for Rio, and that her selection is now a formality.

    “So yeah I’d certainly hope at this point that’s all enough, I’ve have ticked all the boxes, and it’s there, yeah, potentially, to be an Olympian. And that’s amazing.”

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  • Engineering Laboratory of the Year Award 2016 goes to Embedded.Systems@UCC

    27 May
    Engineering Laboratory of the Year Award 2016 goes to Embedded.Systems@UCC

    Congratulations to the Embedded.Systems@UCC Group who are the the proud recipient of the Engineering Laboratory of the Year award. This is the 26th award to the group! On Wednesday, May 25th at the Ballsbridge Hotel, hundreds of leading lab industry professionals recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements of the lab sector, with 20 prestigious trophies presented to the very worthy winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2016. (See photo above of all winners). 

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  • Growing More Grass Key to Hitting Emissions Target?

    13 May
    Growing More Grass Key to Hitting Emissions Target?

    Ireland’s huge livestock population means about a third of its greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. The challenge is how to reduce the carbon dioxide and methane releases without having to put limits on meat production. The solution might come down to nothing more complicated than growing more grass.

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  • New Lecturer in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

    12 May
    New Lecturer in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

    Dr. Zili Li has joined the School of Engineering as a lecturer in Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in China. He was a Research Associate at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) in the University of Cambridge. He also has research experience from the Centre for Underground Construction and Tunneling, Colorado School of Mines (CSM). In his new role he will be teaching modules CE3004, CE3005 (Mechanics of Soil) and CE4007 (Geotechnical engineering) and conducting research in geotechnical engineering. He is located in the Civil Engineering Building Room G5.

     

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  • What a Day! 4th School of Engineering Industry & Open Day 2016

    24 Mar
    What a Day! 4th School of Engineering Industry & Open Day 2016
    Well what a day! We are delighted to report that the 4th School of Engineering Industry and Open Day, held on Friday 11th March 2016 in Devere Hall, UCC was another huge success. With over 320 captivated students from secondary schools across Munster, a brilliant display of Final Year Research Project posters, and a stellar lineup of speakers, we are looking forward to next year already.
     
    Students attending the 2016 School of Engineering Open Day at UCC

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  • Dr. Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering, succeeds in the Irish Research Council Ulysses Scheme 2015

    12 Jan
    Dr. Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering,  succeeds in the Irish Research Council Ulysses Scheme 2015

    The programme "Ulysses" is designed to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers. It is named Ulysses after James Joyce’s famous novel to celebrate the Joycean links between Ireland and France. The programme facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish and French researchers and the development of mutual research projects involving young Irish researchers visiting France and reciprocal visits involving young French researchers to Ireland.

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  • Build a Wind Turbine Competition Winners 2015

    09 Dec
    Build a Wind Turbine Competition Winners 2015

    Engineers Without Borders Society UCC  named the winner of the Build a Wind Turbine School Competition 2015 at the final on Thursday, December 3rd. A team of four students from St.Aiden's Community College were awarded first prize, fending off many excellent entries from Coláiste Chríost an Rí, Coláiste an Phiarsaig, Mount Mercy College, and Presentation Brothers College. 

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  • Haiyang Li and Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering, awarded Best Interactive Poster Award

    11 Nov
    Haiyang Li and Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering, awarded Best Interactive Poster Award

    The 'Best Interactive Poster Award' at the MR-6 Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms of ASME 2015 IDETC/CIE, Boston, MA, USA, was awarded to Haiyang Li and Guangbo Hao. This was  for the paper entitled "Compliant Mechanism Reconfiguration Based on Position Space Concept for reducing Parasitic Motion"  Haiyang Li is a IRC fully-funded PhD student in School of Engineering at UCC under the supervision of Dr. Guangbo Hao.

     

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  • Dr Vikram Pakrashi is awarded the UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year Award for 2015

    30 Oct
    Dr Vikram Pakrashi is awarded the UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year Award for 2015

    Congratulations to Dr Vikram Pakrashi of Civil and Environmental Engineering who received the UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year Award for 2015. This programme aims to recognise those researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge and raising the national and international profile of University College Cork.  A biography of Dr Pakrashi's career highlights was read out on 8th October in a ceremony organised by UCC.

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  • Trevithick Prize Awarded for UCC Engineering Education Research

    21 Oct
    Trevithick Prize Awarded for UCC Engineering Education Research

    Photo: L-R Dr Edmond Byrne (Process & Chemical Engineering) receives the Richard Trevithick Memorial Award from Professor David Balmforth (Imperial College London), ICE President at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London 

    School of Engineering academic Dr Edmond Byrne has just been awarded the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

    Pictured above is the award being presented at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters at One Great George Street, London by the President of the Institution, Professor David Balmforth. 

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  • 3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day is a huge success!

    25 Mar
    3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day is a huge success!

    On Friday, 20th March 2015, the 3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day, took place in Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC. 

    Final Year students from Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Electronic, Energy, and Process & Chemical Engineering displayed scientific posters based on their Research Projects and were available to discuss these with the attendees.

    In attendance were 410 students from 46 schools across Munster, as well as representatives from industry, so for some, it was standing room only in the balcony of Devere Hall. The talks were excellent and there were so many questions from the floor, that they couldn't all be taken within the time allowed. Our thanks to the speakers and to all of the schools who came to listen and learn more about the UCC School of Engineering. We hope to see you all here studying Engineering in the near future.

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  • 3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day

    04 Mar
    3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day

    We are delighted to announce our Third School of Engineering Industry and Open Day on 20th March 2015 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney in the SOE at A.McSweeney@ucc.ie to register. As noted below we will have speakers with expertise across the engineering spectrum from buildings to energy to IT to medical technology and pharmaceuticals to global project delivery. We look forward to interesting and informative presentations and some lively debate to follow.

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  • UCC Students are the Bees Knees

    02 Dec
    UCC Students are the Bees Knees


    The team involved in the project:L-R Lily Pinson, Fiona Edwards Murphy, Katie Hetherington,Dr Pádraig Whelan,Dr Emanuel Popovici,Mick O'Shea, Liam O’Leary, Professor John O'Halloran and Killian Troy Image: Provision

    The UCC students created an energy-neutral smart beehive for the IEEE /IBM Smarter Planet Challenge 2014. The competition organisers asked students worldwide to come up with an innovative solution to a grand challenge facing their community.

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  • School of Engineering, UCC wins Sustainable Energy Research Award 2014

    27 Nov
    School of Engineering, UCC wins Sustainable Energy Research Award 2014

    UCC’s research project focused on a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system which typically accounts for 40% of an industrial site’s total energy consumption. The team developed a web-based, expert system of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis which will result in significant energy savings. UCC has successfully trialled this system live across 26 pilot Air Handling Units on 6 industrial and commercial sites to demonstrate up to 30% energy savings. - See more at: http://www.seai.ie/Your_Business/Sustainable_Energy_Awards/Winners_2014/Research/Research-Winner.html#sthash.J1udaLl8.dpuf

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  • Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy selected as Runner-Up of the 2014 College of SEFS Student Nominated Lecturer Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    09 Jul
    Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy selected as Runner-Up of the 2014 College of SEFS Student Nominated Lecturer Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Award recipients were blindly selected by the College of SEFS Teaching Learning & Student Experience (TLSE) Committee following a two stage process organised through the College of SEFS Office, whereby students across the College were initially invited to nominate lecturers they deemed worthy of the award from which an initial shortlist was drawn, followed by a second stage whereby (other) students taking modules of lecturers on the shortlist were randomly selected and invited to provide additional feedback.

    Overall, the TLSE Committee was highly impressed by the incredibly high esteem that shortlisted candidates were held by their students. The award attracted wide engagement from across the student body; over 90 nominations were received for the lecturer award.

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  • Alison O’Shea final year Electrical Engineering student wins a 2014 The Naughton Fellowship awards

    24 Jun
    Alison O’Shea final year Electrical Engineering student wins a 2014 The Naughton Fellowship awards

    Alison O’Shea final year Electrical Engineering student has won one a 2014 The Naughton Fellowship awards which allows Irish students the opportunity to study in the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  The opportunity is open to students in UCD DCU Trinity and UCC and four fully funded scholarships are given out by the Naughton Family each year which cover tuition and living expenses. 

    Alison will be completing the “ESTEEM” (Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master's) program which takes in students who have excelled at a STEM undergraduate degree and wish to explore the area of entrepreneurship and business development. 

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  • EirGrid Awards Prize to Peter Hourihane for UCC’s Top Masters Graduate in Sustainable Energy

    23 May
    EirGrid Awards Prize to Peter Hourihane for UCC’s Top Masters Graduate in Sustainable Energy

    Thursday, 22nd May 2014 – EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid, today awarded its annual prize for UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy. Peter Hourihane is this year’s winner and was presented with the prize by EirGrid’s Chief Executive, Fintan Slye, at its National Control Centre in Dublin.

    Peter, (30)from Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, received the highest results in UCC’s MEngSc (Masters of Engineering Science) in Sustainable Energy 2012 - 2013. His thesis was in the area of tidal energy and focused specifically on the hydrodynamic design of a tidal energy converter. Having completed the programme, he is currently working in the MaREI (Marine Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre in UCC. 

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  • The School of Engineering at UCC is delighted to announce that one of their master programmes, the MEngSc ITinAEC (PAC Ref CKR29) has been shortlisted for the award “Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014” in the Science and Engineering category.

    10 Apr
    The School of Engineering at UCC is delighted to announce that one of their master programmes,  the  MEngSc ITinAEC  (PAC Ref CKR29) has been shortlisted for the award “Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014” in the Science and Engineering category.

    UPDATE - We are proud to report that the  MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction is now “Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014” in Science and Engineering . We would like to offer our congratulations to Professor Karsten Menzel, Programme Director and his team. 

     

    The School of Engineering at UCC is delighted to announce that one of their master programmes,  the  MEngSc ITinAEC  (PAC Ref CKR29) has been shortlisted for the award “Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014” in the Science and Engineering category.

    The awards will be presented on 30 April at the Mansion House, Dublin by postgrad Ireland.

    We are especially delighted because the evaluation criteria for shortlisting include Employability, Reputation, Innovation,  the Research Record of academic staff and the national and international Recognition of  the programme.  With the shortlisting the School of Engineering at UCC demonstrates that they offer best in class, high impact programmes at post graduate level.  Furthermore, the specialisation in information technology, facilities and energy management offers new qualification profiles and  a broad spectrum of career paths in innovative fields to future graduates.

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  • Electrical Engineering in UCC makes global top 150 in World subject rankings while Chemical Engg in top 200 in World

    07 Mar
    Electrical Engineering in UCC makes global top 150 in World subject rankings while Chemical Engg in top 200 in World

    SEVEN OF IRELAND’S universities have been named among the global top 200 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

    The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.

    While TCD came in top place for some subjects, University College Dublin (UCD) was ranked the top Irish institution for Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering as well as Agriculture and Forestry

    University College Cork (UCC) has jumped in two subject areas in particular – environmental sciences and education. Ten UCC subject areas overall make the top 200.

    UCC’s environmental sciences subject is now ranked 101-150, an improvement on 2013’s ranking, which came in at 151-200. The university has also seen an improvement in the education category, now falling into the top 151-200.

    Other subjects remain in the top categories with UCC’s Modern Languages and Law both ranking within 51-100, While Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences make the top 150.

    Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Geography land within the top 200.

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  • EEE Students win second prize in the highly prestigious IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge.

    15 Jan
    EEE Students win second prize in the highly prestigious IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge.

    Electrical and Electronic Engineering(EEE) Students win second prize in the highly prestigious IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge. In recognition of the demonstrable professional skills and commitment to “Changing the World”,  the UCC interdisciplinary team(EEE/School of Engineering ,  Early Childhood Studies/School of Applied Psychology, Occupational Therapy/School of Medicine) called “U-Play: Unified Networks for Playing with Toys”  received a cheque of 4000USD and accolades from IEEE and IBM for their work that betters the humanity.

     

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