Computer and Communications Systems MEng From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering in Computer and Communications Systems will appeal to graduates with primary degrees in electronics or computing who wish to focus on a career in telecommunications, as well as to those with other science or engineering backgrounds who wish to work in the telecommunications industry. The Programme is designed to equip students with a detailed knowledge of software engineering and the skills required to apply this knowledge in the field of communications systems. The need for these skills continues to expand as telecommunications becomes an increasingly common and important part of people’s lives.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:
 

  • Design, and develop advanced software, with emphasis on communications systems.
  • Manage complex software engineering projects using up to date tools and techniques.
  • Deploy and administer up to date network management technologies.
  • Develop and maintain web-based application software.
  • Assess security and performance issues relating to networked wireless communications systems.
  • Evaluate new developments in telecommunications engineering using the relevant analysis methods.
  • Develop real-time solutions for communications systems.
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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,548

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The Master of Engineering in Computer and Communications Systems is a one-year, full-time, or as a two-year part-time taught postgraduate programme, worth 90 ECTS credits. It consists of ten taught modules and a major project. Each taught module is worth 6 ECTS credits and the project has a weight of 30 ECTS credits.

The full-time course runs over three academic semesters, Autumn, Spring and Summer. Taught material is presented in the Autumn and Spring semesters, and the project is completed in the Summer semester. In each of the Autumn and Spring semesters, students study five modules, three of which are compulsory and two of which are "elective", that is, chosen from a selection of available modules.

The part-time course runs over two years. In the first year, students study the compulsory modules, while in the second year they study two elective modules, while also working on their projects. Projects are completed at the end of the summer semester in the second year.

The structure of the full-time programme is shown below:

Autumn Semester    
 

  • C++ Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Information Theory & Coding


Spring Semester    
 

  • Project 1
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Communications & Security Protocols 


 Elective Modules (Choose 2)
 

  • Digital Control
  • Digital Communications
  • Network and Host Security


Summer       
 

  • Project 2

The principal entry requirement for either version of the programme is a 2.2 honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or better) undergraduate degree in a numerate and relevant discipline. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Software and applications development engineering are among the fastest growing and most dynamic fields of today’s technology. The many career paths for graduates of this programme include web applications development, network design and management, embedded systems development, database design, as well as control and telecommunications engineering.

Since communications systems are constantly changing, the programme aims to give its graduates the skills and knowledge to adapt very quickly to new and changing technologies.

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