Masters/Grad Dip/Grad Cert in Electronic Systems or

Masters and Masters Qualifier
Electronic Systems
Telecommunications Engineering
School of Electronic Engineering
Masters Programme Team
Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean, Chairperson
MEng Postgraduate Programmes
email: [email protected]
David Molloy, Advisor
email: [email protected]
Dr. Pascal Landais, Admissions
email: [email protected]
Dr. Martin Collier, Projects
email: [email protected]
Michele Pringle, Faculty Manager Administration
email: [email protected]
Consult the website for the initial queries (FAQs)
Postgraduate Programme Codes
Masters Qualifier (MEQ)
Telecoms (MTCc)
Electronic Systems (MENc)
Majors (no special code)
Nanoelectronics & Photonics
 Image Processing & Analysis
 Network Implementation
The last ‘c’ in each code indicates a ‘continuous’ programme.
There is no Year 1, Year 2 structure, etc.
Programme Structure
8 Modules +
4 Modules
4 modules per
4 modules per
2 modules per
2 modules per
Choosing Your Modules
See the ‘Programme Planner’ for 2011/12
Semester 1/2 (next slides).
Electronic Systems Students can choose ANY 8 modules.
Telecoms students MUST take at least 6 modules from the
‘telecoms’ module set (marked with *) plus ANY other two modules
for module descriptions and criteria for Majors.
Programme Planner 2010/11
EE402: Object Oriented Programming *
EE449: DSP (Digital Filters & DFT) *
EE450: Communications Theory *
EE453: Image Processing & Analysis with Project
EE509: Data Network Protocol Analysis and Simulation *
EE535: Renewable Energy: Systems, Technology and Economics
EE540: HDL/High Level Logic Synthesis
EE541: Nano & Microelectronic Device Manufacturing
EE554: Image and Video Compression *
EE559: Fundamentals of Nanoelectronic Technology
EE562: Network Programming *
Programme Planner 2010/11
EE417: Web Application Development *
EE451: Mechatronic System Simulation & Control
EE452: Wireless and Mobile Communications *
EE454: Optical Communications System Design *
EE500: Performance of Data Networks *
EE502: DSP (Signal Modelling & Compression) *
EE504: System Dynamics and Control
EE506: Fundamentals of Photonic Devices
EE507: Entrepreneurship for Engineers
EE537: Antennas and Propagation *
EE538: Secure Sys Admin & Internetwork Security *
EE544: Computer Vision
EE550: Characterisation Technology for Nanomaterials
EE552: Broadband Networks *
EE563: Graphics & Visualisation
Programme Planner
Every student should complete ONE of the following Masters project modules
Project Module Codes for each M.Eng flavour:
EE592: Electronic Systems Project (MEN)
EE593: Telecommunications Eng. Project (MTC)
EE594: Nano Major Project (MEN-Nano)
EE595: Imaging Major Project (MEN-IPA)
EE596: Network Major Project (MTC-Network)
1) Full-time M.Eng. students starting in February 2012 can register for
the project now and submit in August 2012
2) The students who want to graduate in March 2012 should register
to the EE59XA project modules and should submit in January 2012
Credits & Weightings
All taught modules are worth 7.5 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer System)
The PROJECT is worth 30 credits.
For final precision mark computation:
All taught modules are weighted 100
The PROJECT is weighted 350
Award Classifications
- 90 credits & a precision mark of 40-59%
2nd Class Hons
- 90 credits & a precision mark of 60-69%
1st Class Hons
- 90 credits & a precision mark of 70-100%
Graduate Diploma/
Graduate Certificate
Exit awards
Graduate Diploma - 60 credits (8 EE5XX modules – level 9)
Graduate Certificate- 30 credits (4 EE5XX modules – level 9)
Note: If you fail a module, the precision mark will be calculated
with the mark received in the first sitting, regardless of the
result in the re-sit
Electronic Systems Engineering Programme
Telecommunications Engineering Programme
Register for modules for the current academic year only
Registration should be completed by now.
A late registration fee applies after Fri 7 Oct, 2011 at
15:30; please check the amount with DCU Finance
After Fri 28 Oct, 2011 – No registration is allowed
Registration is YOUR responsibility!
(Please Check Your Portal Page)
Module Changes
To Change modules - Complete ‘Change of Module Choice
Form’ R37
You can change modules between Mon 3 Oct - Fri 7 Oct, 2011,
with no extra charge
You can change modules between Mon 10 Oct - Fri 14 Oct,
2011, with a fee (please check the amount with Registry0
No change allowed after Fri 14 Oct, 2011.
To de-register from a module, complete form R-37.
The change of modules is YOUR responsibility!
The onus is on you to arrange fee payment
E.U. students on Masters/Grad. Dip. are
supported under H.E.A.’s ‘Graduate Skills
Conversion Programme’
Part-time students funded for 2 years
Full-time students funded for 1 year
Non-E.U. students should contact Finance Office
regarding fees.
Certificate students not eligible for reduced fees
Finance Office - 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:30 to 16:30.
Email: [email protected]
Available for all Elec. Eng. postgraduate
programmes on the web under the
course code – ‘MEN’, Year C
SEMESTER 1 Mon 16 Jan - Fri 27 Jan 2012
SEMESTER 2 Mon 14 May - Sat 26 May 2012
Autumn Resits – to be confirmed
The exam timetable is displayed by the DCU Exams
Office on student portal pages and DCU site 4-6
weeks prior to exams (e.g. Mon 5 Dec, 2011)
For 2011/12 examination timetable,
Students are NOT PERMITTED to retake
exams already passed
Marks & Standards –
Exam Regulations –
Past Exam Papers –
Student Pitfalls
According to DCU Regulations
1) The four year rule
- there is a maximum of 4 year anybody can spend on our
Masters programme,
- this includes deferred years and work or illness-related
The one session repeat rule
- there are a max of four attempts at any module except
the project
- there are a maximum of two attempts at the project
3) There are three different CA categories
- 1: resit is available for all components of the module
- 2: no resit is available for a 100% CA module
- 3: no resit is available for the CA component only
Deferrals and Absences
To defer an entire academic year, complete a ‘Deferral of
Academic Year’ (R-32) form
Unexplained absences from exams result in a FAILED
ATTEMPT. Therefore:
Ensure you are registered correctly
If absent, complete the appropriate form.
For forms, please see:
Visit the Registry site at for more
Dr. Martin Collier
Literature Review
Interim Presentation
Project Implementation
Final Report
Research paper
 Appendices
Final Oral Examination
Plagiarism, Copying and
Plagiarism is a serious offence in the
Familiarise yourself with DCU’s
‘Regulation on Plagiarism, Copying &
Collusion’ at
Masters/Grad Dip/Grad Cert in
Electronic Systems or
Telecommunications Engineering
School of Electronic Engineering

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