Graduate Modules 2013/2014 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


How do I register for the modules?

To register for PG modules, contact the module coordinator.

If you are a PhD Eng Sc student and wish to register for 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,

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. 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 Inter-institutional modules are provided by our academic partners in the INSPIRE and ICGEE GREPs


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 registered at approval

PG Modules


Disciplinary modules must be selected at time of approval


CKT35 PhD (Engineering) - Microelectronics



UE and EE6



2013/2014 Modules

The following tables list the modules available for 2013/2014


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





SE6001 Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication

Block delivery, October 2013, June 2014

SE6002 Biomedical Materials

Term 2, February 2014. Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6003 Polymer Materials

Term 2, February 2014. Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6006 Scientific Programming Concepts

From Dublin location. 4 full days, Tuesdays Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Students to participate with own laptop with wifi. Reasonable expenses covered

SE6009 High Performance Computing

From Dublin location. 4 full days, Tuesdays Nov 5th ,12th, 19th, 26th

Students to participate with own laptop with wifi. Reasonable expenses covered

SE6010 Optical Design and Image formation

Live streaming of lectures from NUIG, starting May 1st 2014

SE6013 Advanced Characterisation Techniques

Live streaming from UL. 3 lectures on Friday 4th Oct, 9-12,. 11th Oct 10-12. Remaining scheduled in Oct

SE6016 Intro to Nanoscience/ Special Topics in Nanoscience

Block delivery, DIT, November 2013

UE6008 Microsystem Technology and Applications

Thursdays, 11-12pm, Video Conferencing Room, Tyndall, Starting Sept 19th.

UE6022 Packaging and Reliability

Wednesdays, 12-1pm. Connolly building, C-Conn-J1, Starting Sept 18th.

UE6005 Nanoelectronics

To be confirmed for Term 2

EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design


EE6102 Advanced Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design


EE6103 Advanced VLSI Architectures


EE6104 Intelligent Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks


EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics


EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Drives



PG Training Modules: 



Details (Including registration)


PG6009 Information Literacy



10th -12th February 2014, Block delivery for Science and Engineering Students

PG6005 Biotechniques


February/March 2014

PG6001 STEPs Scientific Training for Enhanced Postgraduate STudies

4 x days workshops divided into 2 x days December 2013 and 2 x days April 2014

PG6003 Teaching & Learning Module

16  and 31 October ; 14 and 25 November; 3rd Dec

PG6012 Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


5th, 21, 29th Nov; 2nd

PG6014 Scientific Outreach and Communication

See link for details

English Language Skills

3 different modules, first in October 2013, see link for details


ICE Modules (Available for credit to PhD Eng Sc students)

AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
IS6306 Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
MG6705 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

Tyndall PhD


Block Release TBC TP1


Creativity & Opportunity Recognition

Tyndall PhD

Windle Pharma DT

Thur 15-17 TP1


Marketing for High-Tech Entrepreneurs

Tyndall PhD


Wed 15-17 TP1







Technology Business Planning

Tyndall PhD

ORB 203

Mon 14-16 TP2


Internationalisation and Sales

Tyndall PhD

WGB 368

Mon 12-2 TP2


Intellectual Property Law

Tyndall PhD

ORB 255

Wed 12-14 TP2





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