Bachelor of Engineering Electronic Engineering CW527

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW527
  • 18
  • 227
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Electronics is at the heart of everyday life. Consumer electronics, mobile devices, vehicles, renewable energy systems, medical devices, wearable fitness technologies, as well as advanced robotics are now ubiquitous. As these technologies continue to evolve and grow, skilled electronic engineers continue to work at the forefront of this technological revolution. Electronic engineers work on cutting-edge research and development (R&D), advanced semi-conductor fabrication, design, prototyping, software simulation, coding, new product and applications development. 

Course Structure

Our electronics courses offer a blended mix of theory classes, practical laboratories as well as project-based learning elements (hands-on). Extensive use is also made of computer-aided design (CAD) software tools and simulation resources. 

Is this course for you?

  • Master problem solving and critical thinking
  • Develop practical prototyping CAD, and teamwork skills
  • Learn circuit design, coding & analysis techniques
  • Understand how the internet operates

If you want to work towards advancing electronics and new technologies for the benefit of humanity, then maybe this is the course for you. 

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.
  • Our students have achieved prestigious awards at national competitions, e.g. MIDAS Ireland Electronics Winner in 2019 and runners-up in 2018 and 2017.
  • Exit Awards:
    • Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this course will also be eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Systems (CW558) at Institute of Technology Carlow.

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?

A wide range of career opportunities exist which covers different areas and branches of electronic engineering. The electronics and ICT industry in Ireland continues to thrive and has an export revenue of over €10 billion per year. Ireland has similarities with Silicon Valley in San Francisco, in that all of the major electronics companies are based here, e.g. Intel, Apple, Analog Devices, Qualcomm, Dell, Microchip, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Xilinx, ARM, Cypress, HUAWEI and Maxim Integrated to name but a few. All of these high-tech companies require a continuous supply of talented electronic engineering graduates. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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


 

Subjects

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Darren Kavanagh
BEng (Hons), MEng, PhD
E: darren.kavanagh@itcarlow.ie