MEngSc Computer and Communications Systems

University of Limerick

Course Overview

The MEng provides a comprehensive grounding in targeted areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?


What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 14,750

Living Costs per year

€ 9,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • The need for these skills continues to expand as telecommunications becomes an increasingly common and important part of people’s lives.
  • 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.
  • On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to: Design, and develop advanced software, with emphasis on communications systems.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum 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.

English Requirements

• Duolingo (DET) (for 2020 Entry Only in response to Covid-19 issues);
UL has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020/1 intake (due to test centre closeres). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this for certain programmes.
580 (Paper based) or 90 (Internet based)
Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.
*Please note some programmes have a higher IELTS requirement.
**Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS. General IELTS will not be accepted.
• Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic);
A minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

Software and applications development engineering are among the fastest growing and most dynamic fields of today’s technology. The many career paths for graduates of this programme include web applications development, network design and management, embedded systems development, database design, as well as control and telecommunications engineering. Since communications systems are constantly changing, the programme aims to give its graduates the skills and knowledge to adapt very quickly to new and changing technologies.