About The Electronic & Computer Engineering Department
Welcome to the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (E&CE) which is located in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the University of Limerick. The mission of the Department is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
As electronics and computing now plays a vital role in every aspect of society, a degree in the strategically important Information Communication Technology area provides a strong foundation for a wide variety of careers. This variety of career opportunities is guaranteed by the extensive growth and application of electronics, computing and telecommunications in industry, commerce and science. The undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer in the department are recognised worldwide and graduates of these programmes are ideally placed to pursue successful and rewarding careers in the ICT sector.
The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and its academic staff have created extensive linkages with Irish and multi-national companies (Information on Jobs Available Here), international academic institutions and research funding agencies. These linkages have helped to create a stimulating learning environment for our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please spend some time looking through these pages and contact us if you require any further information.
The ECE Department currently offers a Bachelor of Engineering programme (LM118 BE in Electronic & Computer Engineering) and two Bachelor of Science programmes(LM080 BSc in Electronics, LM083 BSc in Mobile Communications and Security). In addition to this five Taught Masters Degrees and a Graduate Diploma are also offered. A Higher Diploma in Mobile and Secure Cloud Computing (LM711) is a recent popular addition to our postgraduate education programmes offered in ECE. More details can be found in the course links.
Graduates of these strategically important programmes are highly sought after by industry and academic institutions. In fact, the Department is one of the largest suppliers of graduate engineers to Irish and multi-national ICT industries.
Research programmes leading to Masters and PhD Degrees, in a range of research topics are also undertaken.
The current research constituents of the Department of E&CE have a spectrum of activities that incorporate:
· Novel sensors
· Microelectronic circuit design
· Broadband access networks
· Optical and wireless transmission
· Digital signal processing
· Radio frequency/microwave devices
· Networks protocols & software
· Real-time system formal design
· Data communications security