Taught course

Computer Engineering Grad Dip/MEng

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.


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Programme Content: Year 1: Graduate Diploma
Semester 1
Digital Electronics 1, C++ Programming, Software Engineering, Computer Networks 1.
Semester 2- Digital Systems 4, Real Time Systems , Computer Networks 2, Distributed Systems.
Year 2: Masters Programme.
Semester 3- Elective 1, Elective 2, Project 1, Electives: Digital Signal Processing, Information Theory & Coding, Advanced Digital System Design.
Semester 4- Elective 3, Elective 4, Project 2, Electives: Processor Architecture, Digital Control, Digital Communications, Adavanced Topic Seminars
Elective modules offered may vary.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MEng
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Hussain Mahdi