Entry requirements

Candidates for this course must normally hold a first or second class, first division honors Bachelor degree in engineering or a cognate discipline and pursue the course full-time for a period of not less than 12 consecutive months. How to Apply Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/ postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc (by module) is designed to provide a flexible route to a master’s qualification for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree.

The degree spans a range of disciplines. Each student assembles a coherent group of modules focusing on a particular theme with the guidance and approval of a study committee. This facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to their studies and in particular their research project.

The MSc (by module) has a broader appeal to EU and non-EU students who wish to do a taught master’s degree in areas other than those specialized masters programmes currently offered. The structure will appeal to students who wish to do a general degree and also to those who arrive with a particular area of interest that requires a more flexible and multidisciplinary approach.

Course Structure:

The M.Sc. in Engineering (by module) consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totalling 60 ECTS credits. In the first semester, candidates pursuing the course must take modules worth at least 25 ECTS. In the second semester, candidates pursuing the course must take the balance of the ECTS. M.Sc. candidates will, in addition, complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 30 ECTS to be eligible for the award of the degree. All candidates are required to take the Research Methods module (5 credits). In addition, candidates may select modules totalling 55 credits. The full lists of modules are available at www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Assessment: The pass mark for all elements is 50%. To qualify for the award of the M.Sc. degree, students must achieve an overall average mark of at least 50%, achieve a pass mark in the dissertation and either (i) pass taught modules amounting to 60ECTS credits or (ii) pass taught modules amounting to at least50 ECTS credits and have a mark of not less than 40% in the failed modules. Both examination and dissertation are subject to external moderation.

The students who achieve an overall average mark of 70% or above both for the course and in the dissertation will be awarded a distinction. A distinction cannot be awarded if a candidate has failed any module during the course.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Kevin O’Kelly
+353-1-896 1383 / 1367