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DT085: Masters Degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering (M.Sc)

Programme Description

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. Students will also develop related skills in research, coupled to an understanding of the process of technological innovation and of the key factors in the strategic and operational managemant of this process. There is also an equivalent full-time programme, DT086.

The next entry will be September 2012 and thereafter entry is twice per year.

The programme is delivered through lectures, practical work, assignments and tutorials. Each student must complete 12 modules (below) and also complete an independent learning portfolio, that includes a project/dissertation and selected research essays. The modules in Innovation & Technology are core modules and must be taken by all students. 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. The part time version (DT085) can be taken over 3 years.

The course modules to be offered include (students must chose and complete six modules):

  • Technology and Innovation I: Frameworks (core)
  • Technology and Innovation II: Stratehy and Management (core)
  • Optoelectronics I: Devices and Optical Communications
  • Optoelectronics II: Photonic Materials and Devices
  • Microelectronics I: Materials and Devices
  • Microelectronics II: Advanced Lithography
  • Simulation for Telecommunications I: circuits and Systems
  • Simulation for Telecommunications II: Network Systems
  • Optical Communications I: Fiber and Devices
  • Optical Communications II: Systems Engineering
  • VLSI I: Introduction to Digital System Level Design
  • VLSI II: Introduction to Digital VLSI Design
  • Microwave and RF Tech I: Radio Propagations and Systems
  • Microwave and RF Tech II: Lines and Devices
  • Advanced Signal Processing I: Digital and Mixed Signal Processing
  • Advanced Signal Processing II: Analog Signal Processing
  • Network Programming
  • Optical Sensing
  • Wireless Communications - Principles

Many of the modules are offered in pairs. While it is possible to take only one module of a pair, we recommend that, where possible students take both.

All of the modules are tied to existing strong research areas within the School.The School has several substantial research groups in areas such as Wireless Systems, High Frequency Antennas and Photonics, each of which has attracted substantial funding and has substantial publication and other research outputs each year.

 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is an honours degree in Electronic, Computer or Communications Engineering or a related discipline. (minimum of honours grade 2.2, or equivalent). Applications from candidates with an honours degree in Applied Physics or another numerate degree, along with candidates with other honours degrees and suitable strong industrial experience will be considered strictly on a case-by-case basis.

Application

If you are interested in this course you can apply here. Please also include an up to date CV and copies of your transcripts to date including the subjects you studied for your primary degree with grades. Please insure you specify the correct code i.e DT085 (part-time) or DT086(full-time) when applying. Closing dates are 31st August and 31st December.

Duration

The programme can be taken on a full-time basis, lasting one year, or it can be taken on a part-time basis over a number of years.

Assessment

Each of the twelve modules taken will be assessed by a combination of formal written examination and a set of assignments. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work completed, an oral presentation of the results, and a written project report.

Award

Masters of Science Degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering(M.Sc) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Further details

Read the information leaflet or contact:

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Prof. Gerald Farrell
Tel: (01)402-4577
Email: elec@dit.ie