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Masters/Grad Dip/Grad Cert in
Electronic Systems or
Telecommunications Engineering

School of Electronic Engineering


http://www.dcu.ie/electronic_engineering/index.shtml

Programme Structure

MASTERS

8 Mods +
Project

DIPLOMA

8 Mods

CERT.

4 Mods

Full
-
time

Recommend

4
modules per
semester

Recommend

4
modules per
semester

Recommend

2
modules each
semester
*

Part
-
time

Recommend

2
modules per
semester

Recommend

2
modules per
semester

Recommend

1(one) module
per semester
*

*

this is flexible
and dependent on
your preferred
completion time

GC/GD/MEng.
Electronic Systems

MODULE TITLE

Type

Sem

Object Orientated Programming

OC/Web

1

Digital Signal Processing

OC

1

Computer & Machine Vision

OC/Web

1

Image & Video Compression

OC/Web

1

System Dynamics & Control

OC

1

HDL & High
-
Level Logic Synthesis

OC/Web

1

Optical Communication System Design

OC/Web

1

3D Computer Graphics
(pending 2006)

OC/Web

1

IC Manufacturing Systems

OC

2

Internetwork Security

OC/Web

2

Semi
-
conductor Science & Technology

OC/Web

2

Intelligent Systems

OC/Web

2

Broadband Networks

OC/Web

2

Data Network Protocols

OC

2

Advanced RF Circuit Modelling

OC/Web

2

Server
-
side Development

OC/Web

2

Project

N/A

GC/GD/MEng. Telecoms Eng.

MODULE TITLE

Type

Sem

Object Orientated Programming (T)

OC/Web

1

Digital Signal Processing (T)

OC

1

Computer & Machine Vision

OC/Web

1

Image & Video Compression (T)

OC/Web

1

System Dynamics & Control

OC

1

HDL & High
-
Level Logic Synthesis

OC/Web

1

Optical Communication System Design (T)

OC/Web

1

3D Computer Graphics
(pending 2006)

OC/Web

1

IC Manufacturing Systems

OC

2

Internetwork Security (T)

OC/Web

2

Semi
-
conductor Science & Technology

OC/Web

2

Intelligent Systems

OC/Web

2

Broadband Networks (T)

OC/Web

2

Data Network Protocols (T)

OC

2

Advanced RF Circuit Modelling (T)

OC/Web

2

Server
-
side Development (T)

OC/Web

2

Project

N/A

Module Descriptors

Can be viewed at:


http://www.dcu.ie/registry/module_contents.php


(you will see the Module Code and Title


click
to read the contents)

Credits & Weightings

All taught modules are worth
7.5 ECTS
credits

(European Credit Transfer System).


The PROJECT is worth
15 credits
.


All taught modules are weighted
100
.


The PROJECT is weighted
350
.

Award Classifications

MASTERS

G. Dip.

G. Cert.

Obtained 75 credits &
an aggregate mark of
40
-
59 Pass

Obtained 60 credit & an
aggregate mark of

40
-
59 PASS

Obtained 30 credits &
an aggregate mark of
40
-
59 Pass

60
-
69 2
nd

Class Hons

60
-
69 Credit

60
-
69 Credit

70
-
100 1
st

Class Hons

70
-
100 Distinction

70
-
100 Distinction

Registration

Registration Details: Thurs., 30
th

Sept., 6:30


8:30p.m.
-

LIBRARY

YOUR

responsibility! (Check Portal Page).

Register for modules you plan to complete
in the academic year you’re
registering for ONLY
:


-

2 weeks to change your registration at start of each semester:


-

Complete ‘Change of Module Choice’ R37

(www.dcu.ie/registry/forms/pdfs/R37_Module.pdf)


-

To de
-
register from a module, you must complete the same form.

Unable to take exam due to illness:


-

MUST submit Medical Cert. to Exams Office within 1 week of


exam date.

Unable to take exam due to ‘extenuating circumstances’:


-

Complete ‘Deferral of Exam’ R33

(www.dcu.ie/registry/forms/pdfs/R33_Deferral.pdf)

prior to exam date &

sumbit to Programme Chair for approval
(N.B. only granted in


genuine circumstances).



Registration (contd.)

To

defer

an

entire

academic

year,

complete

a

‘Deferral

of

Academic

Year’

R
32

(www
.
dcu
.
ie/registry/forms/pdfs/R
32
_Defacadem
.
pdf)

Unexplained

absences

from

exams

result

in

a

FAILED

ATTEMPT
.

Therefore
:


-

Ensure

you’re

registered

correctly

from

the

outset
.


-

Complete

the

appropriate

forms

to

explain

absences
.

Visit the Registry site at
www.dcu.ie/registry/

If you require, e.g:


-

Letters to confirm your student status


-

Printed transcript of results


-

Your portal password


contact INFORMATION SECTION in the REGISTRY.



Fees

The

onus

is

on

you

to

arrange

fee

payment
.

All

E
.
U
.

students

on

Masters/Grad
.

Dip
.

are

supported

under

H
.
E
.
A
.
’s

‘Graduate

Skills

Conversion

Programme’

(p/timers

funded

for

2

years

only)
.

Refer

to

Finance

Office

re

Cert
.

fees
.

Non
-
E
.
U
.

students

should

contact

Finance

regarding

fees
.


Finance

Office

opens

from

9
:
30



12
:
30

and

14
:
30

to

16
:
30
.


(T):

700 8069/8786



Email:

fees@
dcu.ie


www.dcu.ie/finance/postgraduate_fees.shtml


www.dcu.ie/finance/skills_fees.shtml

(re Grad. Skills Prog)



Timetables

Available for all Elec. Eng. postgraduate
programmes on the web under the
course code


‘MEN’, Year 1



www.dcu.ie/timetables/search.shtml


Transfer

Cert to Diploma to Masters

Cert

students

may

transfer

to

the

G
.
D
.

having

successfully

completed

4

modules
.


If

you

subsequently

wish

to

transfer

to

the

Masters

an

average

of

55
%

from

the

4

modules

completed

on

the

Cert
.

plus

any

2

modules

taken

on

the

G
.
D
.

is

required
.


ALL

modules

considered

for

transfer

purposes

must

be

passed

at

the

FIRST

ATTEMPT
.


In

addition,

students

MAY

be

required

to

attend

an

interview
.




Transfer

Graduate Diploma to Masters


Students on the G.D. who obtain one of the following
will be given the option to transfer to the MASTERS:



1.

an
average of 55% in the
first

4 modules taken

and passed at FIRST ATTEMPT
.




2.

an
average of 55% in ANY 6 modules they


pass at FIRST ATTEMPT
.

Transfer

Grad Diploma to Masters (contd).



3.
Students who complete the G.D. requirment of 60 Level 5
credits, and who have NOT met the 6 module, 55% threshold
for transfer, may continue to attempt to achieve the threshold
by taking additional modules (only one attempt is permitted
for such additional modules).



Award classification will be based on grades achieved
in the
FIRST 8 modules taken.


NOTE
:

Students

who

qualify

to

transfer

will

be

offered

the

opportunity

to

transfer

OR

to

accept/complete

the

lower

qualification
.

Students

who

opt

to

transfer

will

not

be

awarded

the

lower

qualification




Transfer Options Between
Qualifications


To

transfer

between

qualifications,

e
.
g
.

MEN

to

MTC,

or

between

FULL
-
TIME

and

PART
-
TIME

modes,

you

MUST

complete

an

‘Internal

Transfer’

form,

and

submit

it

according

to

deadlines

laid

down

by

the

Admissions

Office
.

(www.dcu.ie/registry/forms/pdfs/R39_Transfer.pdf)






Examinations

1.
Sem. 1: Mon. 17/01/05


Fri. 28/01/05.

2.
Sem. 2: Mon. 16/05/05


Sat. 28/05/05.

No Autum Repeats on these programmes



if you fail, you can register as a Repeat
Student and retake it at next sitting

3.
Exam

timetable

(Exams

Office)



displayed

student

portal

pages

and

DCU

site

4
-
6

weeks

prior

to

exams
.



Examinations (contd).

4.
Students are
NOT PERMITTED

to
retake exams already passed.


Marks & Standards



www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/standards.shtml

Exam Regulations



www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/regulations.shtml

Past Exam Papers





www.dcu.ie/internal/examinations/papers.php3

5.

Results displayed on student portal
page (see calendar in handout).


The Project

Projects are allocated ONCE a year
,

at the
beginning of March

(for students submitting a
project in the following August and January).

Priority is given to students due to complete
the Masters by the following September.

Allocation based on aggregate marks if two
students select the same project
.

Projects are submitted in EITHER January or
August


if a submission date is deferred,
you
must register for the project
again

but to
submit at the
next

submission date.


Project
(
cont
d).

Interim Report
.

Project implementation
.

Final Report
.

Presentation
.

Oral Examination
.

Plagiarism, Copying and
Collusion

Plaguiarism is a
serious offence

in the
university.


Familiarise yourself with DCU’s
‘Regulation on Plagiarism, Copying &
Collusion’ at
www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/plagiarism.shtml


Masters/Grad Dip/Grad Cert in
Electronic Systems or
Telecommunications Engineering

School of Electronic Engineering


http://www.dcu.ie/electronic_engineering/index.shtml