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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
* 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.
Honours Degree in Engineering in Electronic Engineering (Level 8) or equivalent or cognate discipline equivalent at merit or distinction level.
There are a number of funding schemes for postgraduate students. The majority of these are external schemes and the competition is open to both the Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The following are details on some of the funding opportunities that arise throughout the year. Where possible, links are given for further information on the schemes.
CIT Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The CIT Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is an internal competition concerned with (a) fostering research across all Departments in the College and (b) rewarding academic excellence by allowing high achieving students the opportunity to pursue higher a degree at the Masters and Doctoral levels, at CIT.
Strand I - Department of Education and Science
The Post-Graduate R&D Skills Training Programme is concerned with the provision of research and development training for highly skilled graduates leading to the award of a Masters degree. The provision of high quality R&D training is the primary objective. The scheme covers all disciplines and a member of staff makes the application. Once a project is funded the supervisor must advertise and conduct interviews to fill the position.
Under this scheme fees, materials and travel is covered and the student is paid a monthly stipend for the duration of the project.
O'Reilly Foundation The O'Reilly Foundation sponsors scholars to undertake post-graduate education in their chosen field and in an institution or university of their choice. O'Reilly Scholars are individuals who have an excellent academic record and have demonstrated leadership qualities, as well as the potential and desire to make a significant contribution to the future of Ireland. For further information please see:
Fulbright Commission Awards The Irish - US Fulbright Commission's annual Awards Programme enables students and scholars to undertake study, research or lecturing at a college in the United States. Applicants must be in a position to outline a clearly defined course of study or research and must obtain their own placements in the US. All Fulbright awards are for one year. However, students pursuing post-graduate degrees will normally retain their Fulbright visa status in the US for the full duration of their studies. For further information please see:
Embark Scholarships The Embark Initiative's Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme is designed for either Masters or Doctorate level researchers in the sciences, engineering or technology. For further information please see:
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) IRCHSS funds cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, business and law with the objective of creating new knowledge and expertise beneficial to Ireland's economic, social and cultural development. Through its membership of the European Science Foundation, the Research Council is committed to integrating Irish research in European and international networks of expertise. For further information please see:
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) The Embark Initiative operated by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. Funded by the State under the National Development Plan, the Embark Initiative is aimed at knowledge creation for the long-term benefit of society and the economy. Embark takes a unique approach to funding people and ideas, providing direct financial support for researchers & research students. Its programmes does not target research projects with an industrial or economic focus but instead aim to support researchers in exploring ideas and bringing vision to reality. The emphasis is on innovative, original and exploratory research, aimed at generating new knowledge and energising Ireland's future growth, development and national competitiveness. For further information please see:
RIAs Mobility Grants Scheme 2012-2013 Applications are now invited under the RIAs Mobility Grants Scheme 2012-2013
In 2013 some 45,000 will be awarded through the Academys postdoctoral Mobility Grants Scheme, which is open to all early career stage researchers in any discipline, who wish to undertake short research trips to anywhere in the world.
The call for applications to the Royal Irish Academy Royal Society International Cost Share Programme for 2013 is also open.
For more information and to apply please click on the links below:
Mobility Grants Scheme: RIA-RS International Cost Share Programme: The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday 18th October 2012
For more information and to apply please click on the links below:
* Mobility Grants Scheme: * RIA-RS International Cost Share Programme: