Embedded Systems Engineering (MEng & PG Dip)
Field of Study
Type of Course:
Postgraduate Diploma,Masters Degree
Type of Qualification:
Type of Study:
Full time,Part time
Application Closing Date:
Full-time: 1 year (3 semesters, September to June)
Honours Degree in Engineering in Electronic Engineering (Level 8) or equivalent or cognate discipline equivalent at merit or distinction level.
Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
ECTS Credits: 90
Graduates of this course may progress to a PhD research programme within the CIT Department of Electronic Engineering.
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.
EU Applicants: €5,500
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000
For information on visa requirements, please visit www.cit.ie/international
Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.
This programme 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.
The programme will satisfy the needs of industry at embedded systems level for Level 9 electronic engineering personnel.
Shared Delivery between full-time and part-time students
Module delivery is shared between full and part-time students. On accumulating 90 credits through part-time or full-time learning the learner is eligible for the MEng in Embedded Systems Engineering. There are exit awards at Certificate level (30 credits) and Postgraduate Diploma level (60 credits).
- 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: 18
Which days: Variable (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
Students who register for a Certificate (30 credits) or Post Graduate Diploma (60 credits) take modules from terms 1 and 2. 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.
Application forms must be completed in full. It is particularly important that each applicant clearly identifies the course and subjects for which he/she is registering. The onus is on each applicant to ensure that this information is accurate.
Early registration is advisable as numbers of places on courses are limited. Closing date 30th June.