Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHJ52

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Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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This taught postgraduate programme offers an exciting range of modules in topical electronic sciences combined with a state-of-the-art engineering facility. Most programme modules can be taken online, on campus, or a mixture of both providing great flexibility to learners. 

Note: APPLICANTS FOR MHJ50 - ME ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING/MHJ52 - POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING  should check the selection of modules available on the Department website, as module availability may differ year to year.


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At least a 3rd class honours grade in an honours degree in Electronic Engineering, another engineering discipline or Physics, Applied Physics, Computer Science. Applicant qualifications must also demonstrate satisfactory preparation for the programme.

Other qualifications evaluated on an individual basis.

Non-EU applicants are assessed as above, qualifications will be checked for equivalency using the NARIC system.

Minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
  • TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
  • PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

Additional Information


Post Graduate Diploma Programme comprising: 60 Credit Taught Modules (7.5 credits each) 8 Taught Modules completed over two semesters. Approximately 3 hours of lectures per week per module. It may be possible to progress to the ME programme, subject to satisfying certain academic requirements and availability of places on the ME programme.

As module availability may change year on year, applicants should check the Department web site for the most up to date list of modules available for 2016-2017, see web address below:



Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Engineering graduates will enhance their qualifications and update their knowledge of modern cutting-edge techniques and technology. For science graduates it is an excellent transition into the Electronic Engineering disciplines.

Online application only


PAC Code

MHJ52 Full-time


The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.

Applicants who do not hold a degree in Electronics, Electrical, Computer or Telecommunication Engineering should include a complete syllabus describing the content of their primary degree.


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