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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing concept describing the inter-connectivity and collaboration of a wide variety of everyday physical objects connected via the Internet.  Rapid IoT development has been driven by ongoing research and technological advances (notably in 5G mobile communications and in Artificial Intelligence).  IoT technologies are enabling a wide range of business opportunities in the context of “smart” homes, neighbourhoods and cities and in the exploitation of intelligent infrastructure and services, in areas such as transport, power and healthcare.

Ireland is a global centre for groundbreaking advancements in IoT. There is strong demand for IoT professionals, who are competent in the design, development, management and support of IoT systems. To meet this skills challenge, Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet and Dublin City University (DCU) have developed, with consultation from industry, a level 9 Masters programme in Electronic and Computer Technology (Internet of Things).

Quick Info

Enquiry: Full-time applicants contact: Part-time industry-based applicants see: Digital Skillnet MSc in IoT Main Page

Course Type: Masters Degree (MSc)  (NFQ Level 9).

Course Duration: 1 year full time. 2 years part time.

Course Application Codes: Part time (Directly though Skillnet) MCTY (Sep DC870, Jan DC894) . Full-time application codes: MCTY (Sep DC896, Jan DC895).

Cost: Part-time grant-aided support for working professionals – €3,150 per year (Jan 2022). Full-time see: Fees details.

Why do this course?

School of Electronic Engineering Students
  • Flexible: Pursue on-campus/remote study without sacrificing your existing career.

  • Modern: The course is designed specifically to reflect changing technological advances in industry, research and society.

  • Relevant: Acquire knowledge and applied skills in the Internet of Things that are in high demand in industry.

  • Groundbreaking: The content on this programme is driven by full-stack IoT research at DCU. Stay up to date with, and fully versed in, groundbreaking work that is shaping the future.

About the course

Programme Objectives

The main programme objectives are:

  • To obtain a systematic understanding of the theory, concepts and methods at the forefront of knowledge pertaining to selected topics chosen from a wide set within Electronic and Computer Engineering.

  • To form a critical awareness of the present-day state-of-the-art and current developments and research at the forefront of IoT, together with a knowledge and understanding of specialised Electronic and Computer Engineering practice, methods and techniques.

  • To develop the ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve engineering problems and to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements related to Electronic and Computer Engineering problems

  • To develop the skills to design components, systems or processes to meet specific needs and the knowledge and understanding of analysis and design processes and techniques and the ability to apply them in unfamiliar situations.

  • To allow a more intensive exposure to modern, industry-relevant technologies comprising the Internet of Things

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What will I study?

Programme Structure

Applicants must complete 9 modules plus the two project modules (EE5002 + EE5003).

Entry Requirements/Fees

  • A Primary Honours degree, Level 8 with an award of H2.2 or higher in Electronic/Electrical/Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or other Engineering/Computing disciplines.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about DCU’s English language requirements can be found here.
  • Full-time students can apply directly to the University. Fees information for this programme may be found here.
  • Part-time students can apply through Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet. For further information on the application process, fees, requirements and syllabus please click here.