MEng in Computer Engineering From University of Limerick

Program Overview

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.


  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



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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


  • Digital Electronics 1
  • Computer Engineering Fundamentals
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks 1
  • Introduction to Web and Database Technology

Spring Semester

  • 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


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


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

Spring Semester

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


  • Network and Host Security
  • Digital Control
  • Digital Communications

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.

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)

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


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