Single Module Programme

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Choose the path that boosts your professional development!

The SMPEC (Single Module) programme is a continuing-engineering education programme provided by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing that features high-quality taught modules from the School of Electronic Engineering. On this programme students can attend campus or use online access to paticipate in career relevant, high-level modules representing recent developments in electronic systems and computer engineering. The modules on this programme are typically taken for professional development purposes, or to apply to transfer to one of our other engineering postgraduate courses.

Areas covered include Computer Vision, Nanoelectronics, Photonics, Connected Embedded Systems, Security for IoT Networks and Bioelectronics.

Quick Info

PAC Codes: DC808 (Sept Entry)/DC809 (Jan Entry)/DC897 (applications under Job Stimulus)

Course Type: Postgraduate

NFQ Level : 8 & 9

Course Delivery: Modular

Why do this course?

  • Established: With more than 20 modules available, there is great scope to tailor your professional development to specific needs and interests

  • Unique: Largest and longest-running programme of its type in the country.

  • Flexible: Intakes in both September and February annually, offering a choice of two starting times each year.

  • Modern: Modules are continually kept up-to-date to reflect changing technological advances in industry and research.

  • Relevant: Acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in industry.

About the course

Advance Your Career!

The Single Module Education Programme presents a unique opportunity for employees to enhance their continuing professional development in a managable and step-wise fashion, thereby significantly improving effectiveness and opening up new avenues of employment.  Students can take up individual modules to up-skill their knowledge in electonic systems and computer engineering, while also allowing themselves the opportunity to pursue further education for its own benefit.  Additionally, employers may benefit from employees engaging in re-training through the programme, offering the potential for a workforce fully versed in the latest cutting edge technologies.

Requirements and fees


General Entry Requirements

This non-award programme allows applicants from diverse educational and/or employment backgrounds to access Level 8 and Level 9 modules with applications evaluated on a case by case basis.

Non-EU Applications

Candidates who are non-native speakers of the English language must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.  For further information on international applications click here.  Additionally, non- EU nationals who require a study visa to enter Ireland are ineligible to apply for part time programmes.


Details of all DCU Fees are available here.

Next steps!

Make an application!

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

Entry under July Stimulus Courses 2020:

  • Closing date 1st December 2020

September Entry:

  • Closing dates for EU applications is 15th August 2021
  • Closing dates for non-EU applications is 12th July 2021

All applicants must submit:

  • Certified academic transcripts for each and every year of study to date, with certified English translations if applicable
  • CV

Non-native English speakers must submit:


  • Queries should be directed to