Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electronic Systems CW558

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW558
  • 15
  • 290
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Electronic systems are at the heart of everyday life at home, at work, in our cars and in our mobile devices and entertainment systems. As smart electronics continue to evolve, electronic engineers will increasingly play a vital role in all our lives designing, testing, installing and maintaining electronic systems in business, entertainment, health, security, computing, communications and many other areas.

This course combines theory with practical projects and assignments. Modules include: Electronics, Electricity, Engineering Science, Electronic Craft, Mathematics, Technical Communications, System Design, Fabrication and many more. Students are required to complete a design project in Year 4 using their problem-solving abilities, knowledge and acquired skills to work both individually and as part of a team. The course makes extensive use of computer-aided design software tools in simulation laboratories.

Special Features:

  • Blend of theory and practical elements with an extensive design project in Year 4.
  • Latest computer aided design software (Cadence, Xilinx, Proteus) tools and simulation laboratories.
  • Exit Awards:
    • Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
    • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can progress to postgraduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level.

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

 The electronics sector will continue to grow in size and complexity, requiring an ongoing supply of talented graduates. A wide range of opportunities and a diverse range of careers exist for electronic systems engineers including electronic system designers, development engineers, communications engineers and technical sales and marketing support roles. These roles are required across the industry spectrum from specialist engineering firms to computer network and control industries.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:    

  •  2H5 & 4O6/H7 

Subjects required:     

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

Subjects

For Further Information Contact

Dr. Darren Kavanagh
BEng (HONS), PhD
E: darren.kavanagh@itcarlow.ie