Graduate Modules 2016/2017 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


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 Inter-Institutional modules , contact


Details of all Inter-Institutional Modules offered via INSPIRE and Flexilearn can be found here.



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

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.

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,


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


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



2016/2017 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 October 2016

SE6002 Biomedical Materials

Semester 2, February 2017. Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6003 Polymer Materials

Semester 1, September 2016. Online and 3 day block in AIT

SE6005 Photonics Devices


SE6006 Scientific Programming Concepts

Semester 2. DCU. 


Semester 1. 4 day Block delivery at NUIG. October 25th & 26th, November 8th & 9th NUI, Galway

SE6009 High Performance Computing

Semester 2.  Block Delivery in NUIG

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

 Semester 1, October 2016. Online

SE6013 Advanced Characterisation Techniques

Live streaming from UL. Semester 1, September 16th 2016. 10am - 2pm

SE6016 Intro to Nanoscience/ Special Topics in Nanoscience

1 week block in Tyndall. November/December 2016

UE6007 Nanotechnology


UE6008 Microsystems for the Internet of Things


UE6022 Packaging and Reliability



Semester 1. Thursdays 10am -12pm. Tyndall


Semester 2, Thursdays 9-11am, January 2017

EE4011 RF IC Design

Semester 2. Alternatively, Online via

EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design

Semester 1. Live UCC

EE6102 Advanced Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design

Semester 2. Live UCC

EE6103 Advanced VLSI Architectures

Semester 2 Live UCC

EE6104 Intelligent Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks

EE6105 Wireless Communications

Semester 1 Live UCC


Semester 2. Live UCC

EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics

Semesters 1 & 2 Live UCC


PG Modules: 


PG6001 STEPs Scientific Training for enhanced Postgraduate Studies

PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills


ICE Modules





Time/ Semester


Early Stage Capital


ORB 202

Semester 1, Mondays 10-12pm. Starts September 19th


Creativity & Opportunity Recognition



Semester 1, Thursdays 2-4pm







Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs


People and Organisation 



Technology Business Planning









Semester 1, Wednesdays 3-5pm


Semester 1, Thursdays 12-2pm



Semester 2, Monday 14-16


Internationalisation and Sales 



Semester 2






 Intellectual Property Law 


Innovation Finance









Semester 2, Wednesdays 12-2pm


Semester 2


Semester 2, Tuesday 9-11am



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