Graduate Modules 2015/2016 Info and FAQ

How many modules must I take?

The module requirements differ with each PhD programme. See the table below. All of the modules listed below are 5 ECTS credits unless otherwise specified.


What modules can I take for credit?

This depends on the PhD programme. See table below


Where can I get more info?

For info on PG modules, contact the module co-ordinator listed on the module descriptor (links given on table).

If you have queries regarding the PhD Eng Sc modules, contact


Information about other modules

Timetables for UCC modules can be found here.

Module descriptors


How do I register for the modules?

Disciplinary/Technical modules

If you are a PhD Eng Sc student and wish to register for disciplinary/technical modules, contact To register for ICE modules, complete and return the form (sent to all Eng Sc students)  to Brian O'Flaherty and let Orla Slattery know which ICE modules you wish to take.

If you are a PhD (Microelectronics) student and wish to register for UE or EE6 modules, please contact Niamh O'Sullivan,

If you are a student on any other programme, registration info is given here.

PG Modules

The list of postgraduate training modules are available  at  Normally, the supervisor would recommend to the student modules that would suit best.  Students that wish to register for a postgraduate training module for credit, in the first instance sign up with the UCC module coordinator and it is on successful completion that students are registered for the module.  Once students have successfully completed the postgraduate training module, the module coordinator sends a list of students that have completed and passed the module to the Graduate Studies Office.  On receipt of the list, the student is registered retrospectively for the postgraduate

In addition to registration with your institute, it is critically important to record your interest in taking a module here. This website is used by many lecturers to communicate with students taking their modules. Modules available online can only be accessed via  Furthermore, in order to ensure the continued delivery of the inter-institutional modules, we need to demonstrate the demand for the modules and this is carried out using the student stats from the flexilearn website.


  Where are the lecture rooms?

A map of main campus locations can be found here. The abbreviations used for main campus lecture rooms can be found here


What is the delivery format?

There are several delivery formats for the modules and these are listed with the module schedule. Our modules are delivered by Tyndall/UCC as well as inter-institutionally by our INSPIRE partners. Some modules will be delivered 1 or 2 lectures/week in UCC/Tyndall. Some modules will be delivered over a 1 week intensive block, these may be in UCC or at one of our partner institutes; e.g. SE6016 will be delivered at CIT. Other modules may have content recorded online via; e.g. SE6003 and students will also be expected to attend  the host institute for a period of time. Other modules will be live streamed into Tyndall, e.g. SE6013



The Inter-institutional modules are provided by our academic partners in the INSPIRE GREP


PhD Programmes




Module Requirements

What modules can be taken for credit?

CKT60 PhD Eng Sc, Stream 1








CKT60 PhD Eng Sc, Stream 2. PhD with certificate in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship


















55 ECTS (of which 30 are ICE)

Wide range allowable including SE modules, UE modules. Other modules to be agreed with Tyndall GSC





Business, Finance, Marketing, Law, Innovation

PhD including:

CKT17 PhD (Science) – Physics

CKT33 PhD (Engineering) – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

CKT39 PhD (Science) - Chemistry


Minimum of 15 ECTS


PG Modules


Some disciplinary modules may be taken if approved by programme

PG Modules


For disciplinary modules, see link to UCC Graduate Studies page


CKT35 PhD (Engineering) - Microelectronics



UE and EE6



2015/2016 Modules


Disciplinary Specific/Technical  SE, UE and EE6 Modules, including Inter-Institutional Modules





SE6001 Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication

Block delivery in Tyndall, various dates from September 14th 2015

SE6002 Biomedical Materials

Semester 2, February 2016 Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6003 Polymer Materials

Semester 2, February 2016. Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6005 Photonics Devices



SE6006 Scientific Programming Concepts

Semester 2. Live streaming from DCU. 3 hours/week.  February 2nd - April 25th


Semester 1. 4 day Block delivery at NUIG. October 22nd and 23rd; November 4th and 5th. Room 108, NCLA, Physics, NUI, Galway

SE6009 High Performance Computing

Semester 2. Feburary 2016. Block Delivery in Tyndall

 SE6018 FinFET and Nanowire Transistors: Materials and Physics in One Dimension

Semester 1. Online

SE6013 Advanced Characterisation Techniques

Live streaming from UL on Thursday afternoons from September 17th  - December 3rd

SE6016 Intro to Nanoscience/ Special Topics in Nanoscience

1 week block in CIT. December 2015

UE6008 Microsystem Technology and Applications



UE6006 Advanced Analog IC Design



UE6015 Advanced Radio Frequency IC Design

Semester 1. Thursdays 9am-11am starting September 10th. Lectures in Tyndall - rooms to be confirmed


Semester 1 or 2




Semester 2, January - March 2016. Live, UCC

UE6022 Packaging and Reliability

Semester 2. Thursdays 9am-11am starting January 2016.  CAD teaching room in Tyndall

EE4011 RF IC Design

Online via

EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design

Semester 1. (September -December 2015)Live UCC

EE6102 Advanced Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design

Semester 2 (January -March 2016)Live UCC

EE6103 Advanced VLSI Architectures

Semester 2 (January -March 2016) Live UCC

EE6104 Intelligent Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks

Semester 1 (September - December 2015) Live UCC

EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics

Semester 2 (January -March 2016) Live UCC

EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Drives

Semester 2 (January -March 2016) Live UCC


PG Training Modules: 


ICE Modules

AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
IS6307 (PG7031) Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
IS6306 (PG7030) Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
MG6705 (PG7032) Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs  (5 credits) 

LW6104 Intellectual Property Law for High-Tech Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)





Time/ Semester


Innovation Finance

PhD eligible for credit



IS6307 (PG7031)

Creativity & Opportunity Recognition

PhD eligible for credit



MG6705 (PG7032)


IS6306 (PG7030)

Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs


Technology Business Planning

PhD eligible for credit


PhD eligible for credit










Internationalisation and Sales 

PhD eligile for credit 




 Intellectual Property Law 

PhD eligible for credit 







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