Graduate Modules 2014/2015 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 NUIG. 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



2014/2015 Modules

The following tables list the modules available for 2014/2015


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





SE6001 Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication

Block delivery, October 2014 in Tyndall and in Semester 2 (January-March 2015)

SE6002 Biomedical Materials

Semester 2, February 2015 Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6003 Polymer Materials

Semester 1, Starting October 2014. Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6006 Scientific Programming Concepts

Scheduled for Semester 1 (September -December 2014). Details to be confirmed

SE6009 High Performance Computing

Scheduled for Semester 2 (January-March 2015). Details to be confirmed



SE6013 Advanced Characterisation Techniques

Live streaming from UL on Thursday afternoons. Starting Thursday Oct 2nd 

SE6016 Intro to Nanoscience/ Special Topics in Nanoscience

Block Delivery in NUIG, December 2014. Focus on KETs

UE6008 Microsystem Technology and Applications

Semester 1. Thursdays 9am-11am starting September 11th. Lectures in Tyndall in B.0.11 or B.0.15 or CAD teaching room.(confirm weekly location with O.Slattery)

UE6022 Packaging and Reliability

Semester 2. Thursdays 9am-11am starting January 15th 2015.  CAD teaching room in Tyndall

EE4011 RF IC Design

Online via

EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design

Semester 1 (September - December 2014). Live UCC

EE6102 Advanced Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design

Semester 2 (January -March 2015) Live UCC

EE6103 Advanced VLSI Architectures

Semester 2 (January -March 2015) Live UCC

EE6104 Intelligent Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks

Semester 1 (September - December 2014) Live UCC

EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics

Semester 2 (January -March 2015) Live UCC

EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Drives

Semester 2 (January -March 2015) Live UCC


PG Training Modules: 



Details (Including registration)



 PG6009 Information Literacy



See link to UCC Graduate Studies site. Dates 16th - 18th February 2015

PG6005 Biotechniques


See link to UCC Graduate Studies site

PG6001 STEPs Scientific Training for Enhanced Postgraduate STudies

January 8th & 9th and April 16th&17th 2015

PG6003 Teaching & Learning Module

See link to UCC Graduate Studies site

PG6012 Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


See link to UCC Graduate Studies site

PG6014 Scientific Outreach and Communication

See link to UCC Graduate Studies site

English Language Skills

See link to UCC Graduate Studies site


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


Semester 2,  January 27th 2015, 10am-5pm DIST_G02. February 3rd 2015 10am-5pm BHSC_303*. Wednesday 24th February, venue to be confirmed

IS6307 (PG7031)

Creativity & Opportunity Recognition

PhD eligible for credit

Windle Bldg_PDT 

Semester 1, Thursdays 3-5pm

MG6705 (PG7032)


IS6306 (PG7030)

Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs


Technology Business Planning

PhD eligible for credit


PhD eligible for credit

Connolly S3




Semester 1, Wednesdays 3-5pm



Semester 2, Mondays 2-4pm


Internationalisation and Sales 

PhD eligile for credit 


Semester 2, Wednesdays, 9-11am


 Intellectual Property Law 

PhD eligible for credit 


Semester 2, Wednesdays, 12-2pm 















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