This course will prepare students for a career in the rapidly growing embedded systems industry or in embedded systems research. With a strong emphasis on project based learning, the course will deliver practical skills in embedded system design and development in addition to associated underlying principles. Graduates receive a Masters Degree (M.Eng) in Embedded Systems Engineering (NQAI Level 9). Our Department offers the opportunity of a complete progression path from when a student enters all the way through to Ph.D (NQAI Level 10).

Shared Delivery between full-time and part-time students.

Students who register for a Certificate (30 credits) or Post Graduate Diploma (60 credits) take modules from terms 1 and 2, see website for details. Successful completion of these award stages allows the student to progress towards final completion of the MEng.
On accumulating 90 credits through part-time or full-time learning the learner is eligible for the MEng in Embedded Systems Engineering.

Full-time course duration:

Full-time: 1 year (3 semesters, September to June)

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

ECTS Credits: 90

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Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

On accumulating 90 credits through part-time or full-time learning the learner is eligible for the Master of Engineering award.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content


  • To provide an opportunity for further development for Level 8 qualification holders who want to specialise in the area of Embedded Systems, i.e. sensor hardware, microprocessor systems, high level programming, network concepts, physical embedding, digital hardware design, middleware and wired/wireless comms.
  • To satisfy the needs of industry at embedded systems level for Level 9 electronic engineering personnel.

Course Structure Full Time:

No. of semesters: 3
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 15
Which days: Daytime/Evening

This course is offered under a credit based structure. It consists of 3 terms over a calendar year, Sept Sept. Terms 1 and 2 are 30 credits each and consist mostly of taught elements; Term 3 involves a 30-credit project to take place in industry or in a Department research group.

On accumulating 90 credits through part-time or full-time learning the learner is eligible for the Master of Engineering award.

Assessment: Assignments and end of term exams

Timetable Hours: Shared Delivery between full-time and part-time students.

Course Fee: to be advised.

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Honours Degree in Engineering in Electronic Engineering (Level 8) or equivalent or cognate discipline equivalent at merit or distinction level.

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