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Module Information

Graduate Modules 2017/2018 Info and FAQ

Module Information

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.



Can I get credit for external modules other than those listed here?

Yes. You can get recognition for up to 10ETCS for external modules. This form needs to be completed and returned to UCC.



Where can I get more info?

For info on the module content contact the module co-ordinator listed on the module descriptor. A description of all modules offered by UCC is contained in the Book of Modules

If you have queries regarding the SE modules , contact



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. 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. Other modules may have content recorded online or may be live streamed into Tyndall.


How do I register for the modules?

There are a number of steps depending on the module you wish to take and the programme on which you are registered. These are summarised in the schematics below. The relevant links/forms are:

Discipline specific module registration;

External Module Recognition


Registration Steps for PhD Eng Sc students





Registration Steps for NON PhD Eng Sc students


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


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


For disciplinary modules, see link to UCC Graduate Studies page


CKT35 PhD (Engineering) - Microelectronics



UE and EE6



2017/2018 Modules


Disciplinary Specific/Technical SE Modules

Modules offered via the Engineering Science programme are listed below. Students registered on PhD Eng Sc may take disciplinary specific modules from any discipline, upon approval of their Thesis Committees and the module lecturers. For a full listing of UCC modules, please see Book of Modules




SE6001 Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication


  EE4007/EE6034 Optoelectronic Devices and Applications  Semester 2. Tuesday 10:00-12:00, Kane B10A
EE6036 Design of RF ICs 

Semester 2. Tuesday 9am-10am, Room L2, Electrical Engineering Building  

Wednesday 11am-12pm, Room B10A, Basement, Kane Building

SE5014 Semiconductor Growth and Fabrication Technology

Semester 1. From Tuesday October 3rd,

09:00 -11:00, Tyndall. Top Floor Meeting Room, Block A

SE6015 Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication and Packaging

Semester 2. Commencing Feb 13th.

Top Floor meeting Room, Block A, Tyndall

Tuesday and Friday 11:00-13:00

SE6019 Nanowire Transistors: Materials and Physics

in One-dimension

Semester 1. Thursday and Fridays at 10am.

CAD Room Tyndall, Starting Thursday 14th

ST6013 Statistics and Data Analysis for Postgraduate Research Students (10 ECTS) Semester 2 and 3


PG Modules:


PG6001 STEPs Scientific Training for enhanced Postgraduate Studies (Typically split between 1.5 days in December/January and 1.5 days in April. Schedule to be finalised in November)

PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills (Module typically runs over a 3 day block in February)


PG Certificate in Innovation Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

Core Modules
Students take core modules to the value of 20 credits as follows:
AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
IS6306   Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
IS6307   Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
MG6705 Marketing for Technology Entrepreneurs (5 credits)

Elective modules
Students take 10 credits from the following:
AC6302 Early Stage Capital (5 credits)
FE6012  Social Entrepreneurship (5 credits)
LW6104 Intellectual Property Law for High-Tech Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
MG6305 People and Organisations (5 credits)
MG6309 Strategy (5 credits)
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)

ICE Modules
Code Title Room Time/ Semester
Semester 1
AC6302 Early Stage Capital  ORB202

Monday 10:00-12:00

IS6307 Creativity & Opportunity Recognition WGBG13 Thursdays 14:00-16:00
MG6705 Marketing for High-Tech Entrepreneurs CONN S3 Wednesdays 15:00-17:00
MG6305 People and Organisation  Conn J5 Thursdays 12:00-14:00
LW6104 Intellectual Property Law WGB302 Wednesdays 12:00-14:00, starts October 25th 2017
Semester 2
IS6306 Technology Business Planning WGBG04 Monday 14:00-16:00
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales CARR3 G01 Wednesday 09:00-11:00
FE6012 Social Entrepreneurship BB_2.24 Thursdays 14:00-16:00
AC6301 Innovation Finance  WGB302 Tuesday 14:00-16:00
MG6309 Strategy TBD TBD