MSc in Electronic and Communications Engineering
Part time - DT085
Dr Gerry Farrell
Electronic and Communication Engineering
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8
T: +353 01 402 4577 or
T: +353 01-402 4665
Part Time - Up to 3 years
Full Time - 1 Year - For full-time option click here
Jan 2013 entry: Still open until further notice
Sept 2013 entry: May 2013
January 2013 & September 2013
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
This is a new programme, launched in 2007, in Electronics and Communications engineering. The aim of the programme 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 programme will run in both full-time and part-time modes. When taken full-time (DT086) the programme can be completed in one year.
Entry to both the full-time and part-time versions of the programme is possible in September and january each year.
Six taught modules must be completed from the following list:
- VLSI Design (10 Credits)
- Optical Communications Systems, (10 Credits)
- Innovation and Technology, (10 Credits)
- Wireless Systems (10 credits)
- Simulation for Telecommunications (10 credits)
- Advanced Digital Signal Processing (10 Credits)
- Communications Network Engineering (10 credits)
- Microwave and RF Engineering (10 credits)
- Microelectronic Materials and Devices (10 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 six taught modules.
There are both formal examinations and written assignments in each taught module. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work and the presentation of the thesis.
College of Engineering and Built Environment, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
Timetable / Hours
Students will be required to attend for approximately 18 hours per week and attendance will be required each day.
A minimum Second Class Honours 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 degress and suitable strong industrial experience may also be considered strictly on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme 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 programmes.
Graduates are eligible for the award of Master of Science in Electronic and Communications Engineering, of the Dublin Institute of Technology.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
EU Fees for 2012/2013*
*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change
For further details on part-time fees for 2012/13 click here
For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding