Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Electronics and automation,Mechanics and metal work

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Part Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

The B.Eng. (Hons) Degree (TA221) allows students to develop a deep understanding of engineering principles across a wide range of different fields. The graduate engineer will be able to offer solutions to problems using well-developed analytical and practical skills. Over the duration of the B.Eng. (Hons) Programme the student will spend greater than 50% of class time in the laboratory developing strong technical skills. The students will be trained to be creative and inventive and able to solve many difficult problems in areas such computer networks, mobile phones and software systems.

The TA221 Programme offers two choices for the student.  The Programmes share the initial Semesters and the preferred choice can be selected in Semester 4:

The BEng (Hons) Degree in Electronic Engineering is a strong technically focused programme and is targeted at producing graduate design engineers specialising in defining system architecture and electronic system design and solving engineering problems.  The students choosing electronic design and development gain expertise in FPGA design, DSP design, embedded software design, and communications engineering as well as an in-depth knowledge of electronic hardware design techniques.

The BEng (Hons) Degree in Engineering Software prepares the student to practice as a Software Engineer.  The graduate will understand both hardware and software systems and be able to apply fundamental software engineering principles to construct complex hardware and software systems. This is a practical course balancing theory and implementation to support the specification, design, programming and evaluation of computer based systems.  The graduate will be able to work in software design within a broad range of industries such as computer networking, data communications, and system maintenance.


Electronic Engineering at IT TallaghtThe Honours Degree allows students to develop a deeper understanding of engineering principles and acquire the ability to quickly grasp engineering issues across a range of different fields.  The graduate engineer will be able to offer solutions to problems that are driven by well developed analytical and practical skills.  Once again the BEng (Hons) Degree in Electronic Engineering is a strong technically focused programme and is targeted at producing graduate design engineers. 

Electronic Engineers are trained, during their careers, to be creative and inventive and society calls upon them to solve many difficult problems as well creating new devices such as medical instruments, high tech computer networks, advanced mobile phones and software systems.  Many opportunities are available to the experienced professional engineer in terms of continuing to lead engineering design projects or alternatively to enter the world of management.  In the final year of the programme students are provided with a major design project based on a hardware or software topic and this important element of the programme and is designed to develop problem solving, design, project management and communications skills.

A student may exit to take employment in industry upon completion of the BEng Honours programme or progress to a postgraduate degree programme. The opportunities are plentiful. 


CAO Code TA 221: Honours Bachelor Degree – Electronic Engineering
Follow-on Postgraduate studies possible for graduates
M.Eng and PhD

Recognised Internationally
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. 

Recognised for teaching:
*Important Note
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?

Maths O4/H7



(To include ENGLISH or IRISH O6/H7)

Recent minimum CAO points: 230
Points range of recent offers: 230- 445 

Career Opportunities

Electronic Engineering at IT TallaghtMost Electronic Engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants. Others may spend time outdoors at telecommunication sites and production sites, where they monitor or direct operations or solve onsite problems. Some engineers travel extensively to plants or worksites. Supervisory engineers are responsible for major components of a design project or entire design projects. 

An Honours Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering is required for almost all entry level electronic design engineering jobs. However, an electronic engineer trained in one branch of electronics may easily work in related branches. This flexibility allows employers to meet staffing needs in new technologies and specialties in which engineers may be in short supply. It also allows engineers to shift to fields that more closely match their interests. Engineers design products and design systems that ensure the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process.  Engineers develop new materials that both improve the performance of products and take advantage of advances in technology. They analyse the impact of the systems they design on the environment and on people using them. Engineering knowledge is applied to improving many things, including the quality of telecommunications systems, the quality of healthcare, and the operation of computer networks. In addition to design and development, many engineers work in testing, production, or maintenance. These engineers supervise production in factories, determine the causes of breakdowns, and test manufactured products to maintain quality. 

Increasing employment of engineers in high skill design and service industries will continue employment growth. Competitive pressures and advancing technology will ensure companies must continually improve and update product designs and optimise their manufacturing processes. Employers will rely on engineers to increase productivity and expand output of goods and services. 

How To Apply

James Wright ( Head of Department ) + 353 1 4042502     email or

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2500 / 2702 / 2515   - Fax: + 353 1 4042504 

Further Information

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