Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Ordinary 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 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software Programme is designed to provide students with a proficiency in software, particularly with a view to embedded computing systems.  The Programme will equip graduates with professional engineering skills and knowledge that prepares them for employment or further study.   Engineering Software graduates from this Programme combine expertise in electronic engineering with advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software.


These engineers apply their skills to the design of systems ranging from the embedded microprocessors in modern mobile devices, such as smart phones, through to high-performance computing. Graduates who have an in-depth background in this rapidly advancing interdisciplinary field are well placed for interesting and rewarding careers at the interface of engineering and computing.



Engineering software at IT TallaghtThis Programme provides the skills necessary to work in all aspects of the ICT industry including software design, information technology, telecommunications, and computer network engineering, while also offering the graduate an option of progressing to an Honours Degree in Engineering Software. The Programme focuses on engineering software and the interfacing of engineering and computing.  Students develop their design skills using industry standard programming languages, operating systems and applications. In addition to a thorough grounding in modern computer systems and programming, you will also study specialist units on topics such as digital communication systems, computational intelligence and embedded computing design.

This programme produces graduates who will be at the forefront of developing “Internet of Things” (IOT) systems. Practical work and projects and engineering laboratory classes are a feature in all years of the programme.  Successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering will provide a progression path to the BEng. (Hons) Programme in Engineering Software.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Grade O6/H7 or better in 5 ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish and Maths. Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F2) is acceptable for this course.

Summary -  5O6/H7 - Maths (F2)

2018 CAO points : 244 (round1) 

QQI/FET (formally FETAC) Entry Requirements 

Essential Major Awards-  Any

Essential Components Awards- C20174, C20175, C20139, 5N1833, 6N3395, 5N16654, 5N2066, 5N18396, B20029, 6N3395, 5N16654 at Merit Level (or O4/H7 in LCE Maths)

Career Opportunities

ICT industries are likely to form the main sources of employment for graduates of the Programme.  Most companies involved in the high technology sector rely on people with software skills to function as a creative and innovative element of the workforce and in addition a range of service industries, including mobile system development, embedded system design,  rail transport and aviation, also rely heavily on engineers skilled in software. Computer network engineers are responsible for establishing different types of networks such as LAN or WAN for organisations and connecting them. Network engineers are also responsible for establishing and keeping system routers and servers functioning.

How To Apply

For further information about applications please contact

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

Further Information

Programme structure
The Bachelor of Engineering Software comprises of six Semesters over three 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.  The first two years are shared with Electronic Engineering and students gain a strong foundation in electronics, embedded computing and communication engineering as well as computing applications. 

The third year of the Programme introduces specialist software based modules in programming, computing networks, object orientated design, control systems and data structures. In addition students take an Integrated Software Project module over both semesters.  The practical elements of the modules ensure students spend approximately 60% of their time working with advanced equipment and engineering software systems in our laboratories.


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