Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Combined,Electronics and automation

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Part Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

The B.Eng. (Hons) Electronic Engineering Degree Programme is designed to produce graduates that have strong analytical, problem solving skills with the ability to design and optimise complex hardware and communications systems. The Programme follows the Electronic Engineering stream focusing on hardware and embedded software design skills. This Programme will provide you with the opportunity to work as a professional engineer in high technology industry.  The B.Eng. (Hons) Degree allows students to develop a deep understanding of engineering principles and acquire the ability to quickly grasp engineering issues across a wide range of different fields.


Programme overview

Electronic Engineering at IT Tallaght

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. Over the duration of the B.Eng. (Hons) Programme you will spend many hours in the laboratories developing strong technical and design skills. 

Programme structure
The BEng (Hons) Degree in Electronic Engineering comprises of eight Semesters over four years with examinations in January and May of each year.  Each Semester delivers six modules that are carefully designed to provide a broad based technical foundation in Electronic Engineering.  In the third year of the B.Eng. (Hons) Programmes students are provided with a major hardware or software project which constitutes an important element of both programmes. This project will be based on a guided approach with strong interaction between the supervisor and the student. In the final year of the programme the students will be provided with an open ended design project which will necessitate an element of research, project management, and a creative approach to the solution. 

A significant report is published upon completion of the project which is designed to develop the student’s communications skills.  In final year you can tailor the Programme to your area of interest by selecting specific elective modules such as software design or communications systems. These electives will provide you with the opportunity to study a particular area of interest at a greater depth.


The students choosing electronic design and development will gain expertise in digital design, integrated circuit design communications system design, digital signal processing design and embedded software design, as well as an in-depth knowledge of electronic hardware design techniques. The graduate engineer will be able to offer solutions to problems that are driven by well-developed analytical and practical skills. 

Students are trained to be creative and inventive and able to solve many difficult problems in areas such hardware design computer networks, mobile communications and software systems. When researching and designing a solution to an engineering problem, you will learn to work as an individual as well as part of a team.  Successful completion of the Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering will provide a progression path to postgraduate study.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements
At least grade H5 or better in two higher level papers.  A minimum of O4 or better in Mathematics and grade O6 or better in three other ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish.  

Summary - 2H5 & 3O6/H7 & O4 Maths

2018 CAO points : 226 (round 1)


QQI/FET (formally FETAC) entry requirements:

Essential component awards: Three Distinctions: One of which must be C20174 or C20175 or C20139 or 5N1833 or 6N3395 or 5N16654 or 5N2066 or 5N18396 or B20029 or 6N3395 or 5N16654 (or O4/H7 in LCE Maths)

Essential major awards: ANY

Career Opportunities

Electronic Engineering at IT Tallaght

In the Electronic Engineering Programme, students are introduced to important current industrial trends and cover all aspects of Electronic Engineering from Analogue Electronics to Mobile Networking to Computer Networking and Nanotechnology Device Fabrication gaining the skills necessary to work in disciplines such as semiconductor technology, process engineering, consumer electronics, technical sales, avionics, wireless networks, sustainable energy, and programming. 

Electronic Engineers are very often employed in technical roles in the IT industry either designing high speed equipment or writing programmes. Some typical roles are Network Engineer, Radio Transmission Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Field Service engineer, Network Operations Engineer, Research Data Specialist, and Process Engineer.


How To Apply

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

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

Further Information

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