M.Eng. Computer and Communications Systems

University of Limerick

Tuition fee:
  • € 2,750 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,165 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.


Semester 1

C++ Programming, Software Engineering, Multimedia Communications, Project 1,
Choose 2 from the following:-
Digial Signal Processing, Information Theroy & Coding, Advanced Digital System Design.

Semester 2

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.


What to include with your Application

* Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
* English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
* A one page supporting statement
* A copy of your birth certificate

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.


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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80


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