Computer and Communications Systems, M.Eng.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
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 Programme is designed to equip students with a detailed knowledge of software engineering and the skills required to apply this knowledge in the field of communications systems. The need for these skills continues to expand as telecommunications becomes an increasingly common and important part of people’s lives.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Design, and develop advanced software, with emphasis on communications systems.
  • Manage complex software engineering projects using up to date tools and techniques.
  • Deploy and administer up to date network management technologies.
  • Develop and maintain web-based application software.
  • Assess security and performance issues relating to networked wireless communications systems.
  • Evaluate new developments in telecommunications engineering using the relevant analysis methods.
  • Develop real-time solutions for communications systems.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • C++ Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Information Theory & Coding
  • Web-Based Application Design
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Communications & Security
  • Protocols 
  • Digital Control
  • Digital Communications
  • Host & Network Security
  • Project

                          Detailed Programme Facts

                          • Programme intensity

                            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                            • Full-time duration 12 months
                            • Average part-time duration 24 months
                            • Intensity Flexible
                          • Languages
                            • English
                          • Delivery mode
                            On Campus
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                          English Language Requirements

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                          • Minimum required score:


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                          Academic Requirements

                          Entry Requirements

                          The principal entry requirement for either version of the programme is a 2.2 honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or better) undergraduate degree in a numerate and relevant discipline. An interview may be part of the admission process.

                          Documents Required:

                          • 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

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            12500 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                          • EU/EEA

                            3000 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

                          Living costs for Limerick

                          850 - 1,150 EUR/month
                          Living Costs

                          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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