Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
Type of Qualification:
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Field of Study
Electronics and automation,General Programmes
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
About the Course
The BEng Degree in Electronic Engineering is a strong technically focused programme which is completed in three years. The BEng is targeted at building a technical foundation to deepen the knowledge base of the student and allow development of firm technical skills. The objective is to produce Technician Engineers with a broad knowledge base possessing the required skills for employment in areas such as design, maintenance,technical sales and consultancy
Technology is improving all the time and computers continue to become faster. In every area of living and leisure electronic engineers are packing more power into the microchip. Electronic systems are major elements in today’s global economy. People communicate all the time using telecommunications systems and typical products include mobile and landline phones, aircraft communication systems, video and sound streaming, broadband internet systems and satellite communications.
The Technician Engineer takes a more analytical approach to engineering problems, and shows keen problem solving skills across a wide range of engineering areas. This programme will also equip students with a practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of software engineering so they can play an important role in electronic, software and telecommunication companies. Graduates will also be in a position to fill roles in areas such as software support and maintenance with many different types of companies.
In the third year of the programme students are provided with a major hardware or software project which constitutes an important element of the programme and is designed to develop project management and communications skills in addition to the technical requirements.
A student may exit to take employment in industry upon completion of the BEng programme or stay on to take the BEng Honours programme. The opportunities are plentiful.
CAO Code TA 216:
Bachelor Degree – Engineering – Electronic Engineering
Length of course: 3 years
Follow-on Degree offered
Follow-on Honours Bachelor Degree (2 years)
Associate Membership of Engineers Ireland
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
Masters and PhD
Recognised for teaching:
Degrees and modules within degrees can change over time. When determining suitability of an undergraduate qualification, applicants should in the first instance read the requirements for named curricular subjects on pages 7 to 44 of the document 'Curricular Subject Requirements/List of Degrees Recognised for Registration Purposes', which can be found at the link below.
What do I Need?
Leaving Cert entry requirements for the Bachelor Degree:
Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade C1 in Ordinary Level Mathematics and at least Grade D3 (ordinary level) in four other subjects in the Leaving Cert including English
Recent minimum CAO points: 165
Points range of recent offers: 165-445
ICT industries are likely to form the main source of employment. Most companies involved in the high technology sector rely on people with engineering skills to function as a creative and innovative element of the workforce and in addition a range of service industries, including mobile phones, rail transport and aviation, also rely heavily on electronic engineers.
There is clear evidence that there are shortages of engineering personnel right across the board. As industry recovers in the coming years due to a recovery in performance of the pharmaceutical, medical devices, semiconductor and IT sectors the demands for technologists will be strong with employers experiencing difficulties in sourcing engineers able to work with advanced technology systems.
The main skill set identified for a technologist include:
- Knowledge of software development skills
- Technical expertise from several perspectives
- Knowledge of analysis techniques
- Project management skills
- Very good practical based skills
How To Apply
Department phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2500 / 2702 / 2515 - Fax: + 353 1 4042500
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Any full FETAC (NCVA level 5/6 Award provided it contains one of the following at distinction level in the award: C20174 Maths for Engineering, C20175 Maths for Computing, C20139 Maths (or OC1 in LCE Maths
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Semester 1Mathematics 1
Electrical Circuits 1
Computer Programming 1
Learning to Learn at Third Level
Semester 2Mathematics 2
Digital Systems 1
Electrical Circuits 2
Computer Systems 2
Semester 3Mathematics 3
Digital Microprocessor Design
Radio Propagation Systems
Solid State Electronics
Semester 4Mathematics 4
Digital Transmission Systems
Semester 5Project 1
Control Systems Design
Digital Communication Fundamentals
Digital Design with Verilog
Semester 6Computer Networks 4
Analogue Systems Design
Digital Signal Processing 1
IC Layout and Design