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Electronic and Communications Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonach agus Cumarsáide

DT086 FT


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.

The aim of this 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 Requirements:

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.

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Course Content

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)
  • Wireless Systems (10 Credits)
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (10 Credits)
  • Microelectronic Materials and Devices (10 Credits)
  • Optoelectronics (10 Credits)
  • Energy Conversion & Use (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.


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.

Timetable / Hours

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

Further Information

Prof Michael Conlon - Head of School
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8
T: +353 01 402 2838 or
T: +353 01-402 4665



Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

DT086 - Masters in Electronic and Communications Engineering: TBC

For further information on full-time postgraduate fees click here 

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here