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Electronic and Communications Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonach agus Cumarsáide

Course Title: Master of Science in Electronic and Communications Engineering

A minimum Second Class Honours Bachelor Degree (2.2 grade or higher) in Electronic, Computer or Communications Engineering or a related discipline. Applications from candidates with at least a second class honours degree in Applied Physics or other numerate degree, along with candidates with other 2.2 Honours Bachelor Degrees and suitable strong industrial experience may also be considered strictly on a case-by-case basis.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

The aim of this course is to provide industry with engineers with a high level of in-depth knowledge and expertise in a selected range of advanced topics in Electronic and Communications Engineering.

This programme is delivered through lectures, practical work, assignments and tutorials. Each student must complete six modules (below) and also complete an independent learning portfolio, that includes a project/dissertation and selected research essays. The course will run in both full-time and part-time modes. When taken full-time the course can be completed in one year.

This course will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills set required to work at a high level within the research, design and development divisions of the telecommunications sector and related areas in the electronics industry.

Modules amounting to 60 credits must be completed from the following list:

  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers (5 Credits - core module)
  • Research Methods (5 Credits - core module)
  • Statistical Analysis for Engineers (5 Credits - core module)
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management (5 Credits - core module)
  • VLSI Design (10 Credits)
  • Microelectronic Materials and Devices (10 Credits)
  • Optoelectronics (10 Credits)
  • Microwave and RF Engineering (10 Credits)
  • Wireless Communications (5 Credits)
  • Network Security (5 Credits)

For completion of the MSc, students will be required to complete an independent learning portfolio, which includes a research dissertation (30 credits) in addition to the taught modules.

Students will be required to attend for approximately 18 hours per week and attendance will be required each day.


EU Applications will open in mid-December 2023

TU Code



Level 9


Master of Science


1 year

Course Type


Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024


City Centre: Grangegorman

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€8,100 Total Fee

Fees (Non-EU)

€14,500 Total Fee