The Master of Engineering in Computer and Communications Systems will appeal to graduates with primary degrees in electronics or computing who wish to focus on a career in telecommunications, as well as to those with other science or engineering backgrounds who wish to work in the telecommunications industry.
The course is offered in two modes, part-time and full-time (subject to demand). The part-time mode facilitates students currently in employment. It is a block-release course over four academic terms, spanning two years. The full-time mode the course spans a single academic year, and requires full-time attendance on campus. Both versions have the same academic content. The course consists of a taught component and a project.
It is designed to equip students with a detailed knowledge of software engineering and its application in the field of communications systems.
The Masters in Computer and Communications Systems is designed to produce graduates with in-depth skills in the computer and telecommunications areas. Prospective careers for such graduates include the design of computer networking hardware and software, and the planning, research, design and development of future telecommunications systems.
C++ Programming, Software Engineering, Multimedia Communications, Project 1,
Choose 2 from the following:-
Digial Signal Processing, Information Theroy & Coding, Advanced Digital System Design.
Web-based Application Design, Real-Time Systems, Communication & Security Protocols, Project 2
Choose 2 from the following:-
Digital Control, Digital Communications, Host & Network Security, Advanced Topic Seminars.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.
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The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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What to include with your Application
The principal entry requirement for either course is an honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a numerate discipline. An interview may be part of the admission process.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival. Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component.
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