2 Years Full-Time
Optical Engineering is a thriving discipline worldwide. The European photonics industry has seen solid long-term growth far exceeding European GDP growth over the past decade. Europe leads the way in optical production technologies. There is a real hunger for engineering graduates who can apply optics to measurement, automated vision, virtual reality, IoT, medical technology and a range of high-tech areas.
This masters in Optical Engineering will:
Engineering at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.
The programme is delivered over four academic semesters (2 academic years). The theme running through the first semester involves providing a strong foundation in optical information processing, including modules in Opto-electronics and Biomedical Signals and Images. Semester 2 consists of a professional work placement. Semesters 3 and 4 return to coursework, with a selection of more advanced modules providing opportunities to tailor your studies to your strengths and interests. A capstone project makes up a significant part of your studies in semesters 3 and 4.
The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.
The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.
An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) in Electrical, Electronic, Computer or Optical Engineering with minimum 2:1 award or international equivalent