Electronic Information Engineering / Computational Engineering (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip / P.Grad.Cert.)

1 year full-time / 2 or 3 years part-time
P.Grad.Cert. – 7, P.Grad.Dip. – 17 , M.Sc. (PT/FT) – 25 Places


This is a one year full time or two to three year part-time postgraduate course designed to provide graduate engineers with skills to design modern computational products and systems. Information processing engines pervade all aspect of modern life. The principles enabling the design of this new wave of products are embodied in the discipline of Information Engineering. This course allows graduates to specialise in fundamental theory and applications relating to the generation, distribution, analysis and use of information in engineering and science.

Course Organisation
This M.Sc. course can be taken as either a full-time one year or part-time two to three year postgraduate course and consists of taught modules worth 60 credits and a project worth 30 credits. A specialism in Computational Engineering is available for students selecting at least 15 ECTS from the Computational Engineering strand. MSc candidates complete a substantial project and submit a report which accounts for 30 credits.
In addition to direct entry to the MSc, parallel Postgraduate Certificate, (30 ECTS), and Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS) entry routes are available for direct separate application. For students who successfully complete the postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma, there is an option to rescind these awards and apply to complete an MSc. Part-time students may follow the staged award path over 3 years of study with a possible gap of up to one year in between.

Course Content
All students (aiming for an MSc award) are required to take the following modules:
    Research Project/Dissertation (30 ECTS)
    Research Methods (5 ECTS)
    Computational Methods (10 ECTS)
    Introduction to Deep Learning (10 ECTS)

In addition, candidates select a further 35 credits from the following list of options to bring their total credits to 90:

Digital Signal Processing (5 ECTS)
Statistical Signal Processing (10 ECTS)
Speech and Audio Processing (5 ECTS)
Spatial Audio (5 ECTS)
Self Organising Systems (5 ECTS)
Next Generation Networks (5 ECTS)
Optimisation and Control (5 ECTS)
Motion Picture Engineering (10 ECTS)
Image and Video Processing (5 ECTS)
Algorithms for Quantum Computing (5 ECTS)
Cyberphysical systems and Control (10 ECTS)
Simulation for Geophysical Modeling (5 ECTS)
Computation for Transportation Engineering (5 ECTS)
Microelectronics (5 ECTS)
Integrated Systems Design (5 ECTS)

Students may opt for the strand in Computational Engineering. In this strand, students must select in addition, at least 15 ECTS (out of the 35 credits of optional modules) from the following:

Algorithms for Quantum Computing (5 ECTS)
Cyberphysical systems and Control (10 ECTS)
Simulation for Geophysical Modeling (5 ECTS)
Computation for Transportation Engineering (5 ECTS)


Career Opportunities

While some of our students choose to pursue PhD degrees from leading international universities, most of our graduates choose to enter the job market. They have gained employment in various industries, including digital assistive technology (speech recognition and synthesis), automotive systems (remote sensing and cyber physical control), economics (quantitative automated trading), entertainment (audio-video streaming and cinema visual effects), health (medical imaging) and computational science and engineering.

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Study Electronic Information Engineering (M.Sc.) at Trinity

Introduction to the MSc and P.Grad.Dip programmes in Electronic Information Engineering by Dr Anil Kokaram at Trinity College Dublin

Course Details

Number of Places

P.Grad.Cert. – 7, P.Grad.Dip. – 17 , M.Sc. (PT/FT) – 25 Places

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Biswajit Basu - Strand Co-ordinator for Computational Engineering

Course Director

Professor Anil Kokaram

Closing Date

31st July 2023

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Admission Requirements

Admission is normally restricted to graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree (2.1), or better, in engineering, science, computing, statistics, mathematics or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of computational aspects of engineering and science, may also be considered.

Course Fees

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Telephone Number

+353 1 896 1580






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"Getting admitted into a prestigious institution is one thing and getting the desired course is another. I have been really lucky to have both. The course structure and the support of the professors have been wonderful and especially during the second semester when the global pandemic hit the world. There was a huge panic overall when we were advised to stay at home by the government and travel restrictions were in place. Travelling to the home country was nearly impossible. But the professors and the entire staff of TCD has helped us keep our calm in this situation. The entire shift from offline classroom studies to online lectures was patiently handled by the professors. Our questions and doubts were answered as soon as possible after the lecture. The courses like Deep Learning, Integrated Systems design and Microelectronics have always been my areas of interest and helped me secure a job at Intel Corporation. In addition to these, Motion Picture Engineering has been the most fascinating and unique. It has been an honour to learn this from Dr. Anil Kokaram himself. I would specially like to thank Dr. Anil Kokaram for all is support during the entire year. I would like to recommend my juniors to do this course as there will be a lot of learning opportunities and would help them in future research or job opportunities."

Siddhi Nishikant


"I am from India, and I enjoyed studying at Trinity College Dublin since the modules were engaging and I was able to learn a lot while completing my Masters in Electronic Information Engineering. The professors and instructors assisted me throughout the course, resulting in the smooth and seamless completion of my degree. They are constantly pleasant and accommodating with students, and they are always willing to help them when they are stuck on an assignment or a subject. I am currently employed at ESB as a Front-end Developer, and this program assisted me in obtaining that position. My favorite modules, I suppose, were Digital Signal Processing and Motion Picture Engineering. Out of all the modules that I learned in this course, I would recommend that all future students who are interested in pursuing this course take the Digital Image and Video Processing module, as it is very detailed and informative, and it also helps a lot of people who want to pursue a career in the field of technology and development in the Movie/Entertainment Industry."

Harshad Pritam Baruah