Be a part of our unique Collaborative Masters programme!

The Collaborative MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a joint programme run by Dublin City University (DCU) and Wuhan University. Students who enrol on the programme will undertake modules in China and Ireland over aperiod of two years.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded with a Masters degree from both Universities.  The first year of this programme is based in Wuhan, China. Students will take modules run by Wuhan University as well as three modules delivered by Dublin
City University. The second year of the programme is based in Dublin, Ireland.  Students will travel to DCU in September, where they will undertake five modules and a Masters project.

Graduates of the Collaborative MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering, specialising in Advanced Data Networks (AND), will be equipped with the skills and expertise required to implement tomorrow’s networking protocols on network devices and user equipment. Indicative topics covered are wireless networking, mesh networks, peer-to-peer networking, sensor networks, network security, and future technologies in these areas.

Quick Info

PAC Codes: DC824

Course Type: Masters Degree

Course Duration: 2 Years

Course Delivery: Full-Time

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Why do this course?

  • Employable: Graduates of the Collaborative MEng achieve two degrees upon successful completion, one from Wuhan University and one from DCU, significantly enhancing employability

  • Potential: Looking at new graduates, computer science and ICT graduates are the highest earners with over 62% of these earning 280,000 CNY or more per annum

  • Life Changing: Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates may apply to avail of the opportunity to obtain a two year visa to live and work in Ireland.

  • Convenient: DCU delivers three modules while students are based in Wuhan, China, allowing them to experience Western culture and education before travelling to Dublin, Ireland

  • Transcultural: Students benefit from the experience of Western culture and education, in addition to learning in their home country. Year 1 of the programme is spent in Wuhan, with students undertaking three DCU China-based modules (delivered in English and examined in Wuhan). In Year 2, students travel to Ireland, where a Masters project and 5 taught modules are taken at DCU

  • World Class: DCU has been ranked 19th in the world, and 1st in Great Britain and Ireland, for its graduate employment rate (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

  • Exceptional: DCU has been named as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2021

About the course

Course Structure

In the first academic year, DCU delivers three modules while the students are based in Wuhan, China. These are taken alongside local modules delivered by Wuhan University.

In the second academic year, students travel to DCU where they undertake a Masters project and five modules. The programme structure is outlined in greater detail below:

  • China (Year One): Local modules plus 3 DCU modules

  • Ireland (Year Two): 5 DCU modules plus Masters project

  • Upon Completion: DCU Master of Engineering and Wuhan University MEng

  • Future Opportunities: Optional 2 year work visa in Ireland

Advanced Data Networks (ADN) Major

Year 1
China-Based DCU Modules
(undertaken and examined in Wuhan
and delivered in English by a DCU academic)

EE402C: OOP with Embedded Systems

EE417C: Web Application Development

EE488C: Mathematical Techniques and Problem Solving

Year 2
Core DCU-Based Modules and Project
(undertaken in Ireland at DCU)The following four modules and domain specific project must be completed to meet the requirements for the ADN major:

EE500: Network Performance

EE507: Network Stack Implementation

EE509: Data Network Protocols: Analysis and Simulation

EE514: Data Analytics and Machine Learning

EE596C: Masters Project – ADN Major

Alternative Optional Modules
(undertaken in Ireland at DCU)

Students take one additional module, which may be selected from any of those listed in the optional modules list outlined here

What Our Graduates Say

Dr Sha Yu

‘I was attracted to postgraduate study at DCU due to the university’s long standing reputation in, and focus upon, the fields of science and technology and the strong links between the university and leaders in the tech industry. As an Engineering graduate in a city renowned as a software and telecommunications hub, a DCU degree offers real opportunities to transition directly into good jobs, with major tech firms, straight from university.’

Dr Sha Yu, Postdoctoral Researcher,
INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, DCU


  • Software Architect

  • Network Engineer

  • Telecoms Field Engineer

  • Business Analyst

  • Network Security Engineer

Recepients of this award have been employed by companies including Huawei,WuXi Biologics, Intel, Oracle and IBM. The skills learned, however, are fundamental and can also be applied to many other disciplines. Furthermore, the increasing harmonisation of European standards and US regulations also ensures that graduates will be employable worldwide.

Entry Requirements & Opportunities

This programme is delivered on a full-time basis

International candidates must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. DCU’s English language requirements can be found at:

Chinese citizens require a visa to enter Ireland and there is a strict limit of 20 hours per week on paid employment during the course.
International students who successfully complete this programme may qualify for the Third Level Graduate Visa Programme, with a Stamp 1G for a period of up to two years.  Those who qualify for a Stamp 1G are offered an opportunity to engage in employment in their area of study once they graduate with the possibility of obtaining a longer term work permit if employment is successfully secured.  For more visa information, please visit: