Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Software

  • 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

Engineering Software at IT Tallaght

The B.Eng. (Hons) Programme in Engineering Software is designed to produce graduates with strong analytical, problem solving skills with the ability to design and optimise complex software systems. This Programme will provide you with the opportunity to work as a professional engineer in high technology industry.

 Engineers specialising in software bring fundamental engineering principles to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software systems. 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. Upon completion graduates will have a strong base in engineering software theory and professional software systems.

The B.Eng. (Hons) Degree in Engineering Software targets the student to become an engineer specialising in the interaction between hardware and software and who can apply fundamental engineering software 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 Engineering Software BEng (Hons) emphasises fundamental principles, system design, the acquisition of practical skills and the evaluation of technologies.




The Programme looks at the best ways to design, and evaluate embedded software systems and aims to develop the professional technical skills needed in the engineering software industry. Recent advances in sensors, wireless network and embedded systems have facilitated the rapid development of the principle of “Internet of Things” (IoT).  This Programme covers the underlining theories and hardware/software technologies, as well as hands-on system development. Upon successful completion of the BEng (Hons) in Engineering Software programme graduates may take up employment in industry or progress to a postgraduate Masters Degree programme. The opportunities are plentiful

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 : 303 (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

This Programme will equip the graduate to take up a wide range of career opportunities, including an engineer specialising in software, software validation, network engineer, network planning engineer, a web application programmer, a designer of software embedded in engineering systems or website designer/programmer.

Students will study software development, programming languages, technologies and applications including Java, C++, computer networks, concurrent systems, Internet of Things, web and mobile computing from an engineering perspective.  

How To Apply


For further information about applications please contact

Head of Department of Electronic Engineering
James Wright -  00353 1 4042502
Department Extensions: 404 2500 / 2702 / 2515 - Fax:4042504

Further Information

Programme structure
The Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software 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 Engineering Software design.  In the third year of the B.Eng. (Hons) Programme in Engineering Software, students are provided with a major software project which constitutes an important element of the programme.

In the final year of the programme an open ended design project is provided which will necessitate an element of research, project management, and a creative approach to the solution.  In final year the student can tailor the Programme by selecting specific elective modules which will provide the opportunity to study a particular area of interest in greater depth.


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