Course Details

Course Code:
GDCOENTFAD
Duration:
1 Year Full-Time Grad Dip + 1 Year Full-Time Masters
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: Dr. Kevin Murphy
Email: Kevin.Murphy@ul.ie Telephone: +353 (0) 61 202694

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Brief Description

The Graduate Diploma/Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering is a two-stage programme which provides a broadly based training in computer engineering for graduates who wish to augment their analytical skills with skills and knowledge of computer systems, computer programming, software engineering, data communications and digital electronics. It offers a combined programme of study dedicated to computer systems and engineering and designed to meet the needs of above graduates who also wish to further develop their professional, technical and analytical skills in this discipline.

Programme Aims:

  • To provide a broadly based training in computer engineering for graduates who wish to augment their analytical skills with skills and knowledge of computer systems, computer programming, software engineering, data communications and digital electronics.
  • To provide a programme of study dedicated to computer systems and engineering, that meet the needs of graduates who wish to further develop their professional, technical and analytical skills in this discipline.

CONTACT

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering webpages - Click here 
 

The Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering is a one year, full-time programme and the mode of operation is based on the modular system.  It consist of a taught component extending over two semesters, and comprises ten modules in total.  Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma programme and achieve the University’s required academic standard, may normally proceed to the Master’s programme for a second year.  The second year of the programme involves three taught modules (electives) per semester, and a research-based project work.  The project is a major component of the Master’s programme and spans the entire academic year i.e.  the Autumn and Spring Semesters.  The project presents a piece of significant original work with high analytical content and, as such, it is expected that the results will be disseminated through publication in the research literature.

 

Year 1 – Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

  • Digital Electronics 1
  • Computer Engineering Fundamentals
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks 1
  • Introduction to Web and Database Technology
  • Digital Systems 4
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Computer Networks 2
  • Operating Systems for Computer Engineers
  • Project Identification and Specification

Year 2 -  Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering

 Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • Project 1 (Computer Engineering)
  • Elective 4
  • Elective 5
  • Project 2 (Computer Engineering)

Electives:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Information Theory & Coding
  • Cryptography and Security Fundamentals
  • Multimedia Communications

Electives:

  • Network and Host Security
  • Digital Control
  • Digital Communications

Note that not all the elective modules shown above will necessarily be offered every year. 

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant engineering, science or technology discipline. Applications from graduates from other disciplines who have a significant mathematics or computing element in their primary degree will also be considered.

Students may progress to the masters programme (MEng in Computer Engineering) if they attain a minimum standard of a Second Class Honourss grade 2 (2.2) in the Graduate Diploma.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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EU - €6,950 

Non- EU - €17,702

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.

The programme will equip graduates for careers in specialised areas in organisations primarily concerned with developments in computing, software, communications and electronics. Typical careers include:

  • Engineering support of computer networks and data communications systems operations/management
  • Design and development of computer networks and telecommunication systems
  • Software engineering and consultancy personnel
  • Computer network managers/service engineers
  • Computer/software application, commissioning, implementation and support specialists
  • Design group leaders, junior project managers, software systems managers
  • Research and Development Engineers
  • Doctorate postgraduate studies