Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Systems SE708
- NFQ Level 8
- 4 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
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.
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.
- Blend of theory, practical laboratory classes and hands-on project-based learning throughout.
- Latest computer aided design CAD software, tools and simulation laboratories is used, e.g. Proteus, Cadence, Vivado and MATLAB.
- 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.
- 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 (NFQ Level 9) or Doctoral (NFQ Level 10) level at IT Carlow or another third level institution.
What exemptions will I receive?-
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?
- 2H5 & 4O6/H7
- English or Irish O6/H7
- Mathematics O6/H7
Mathematics and Computer Applications 1
Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
Electronic Engineering Practice 1
Mathematics and Computer Applications 2
Electrical and Electronic Circuits
Electronic Engineering Practice 2
Development on GNU/Linux
Engineering Mathematics 1
Analogue and Digital Electronics 1
Electronic Communications 1
System Design and Test
Engineering Mathematics 2
Analogue and Digital Electronics 2
Electronic Communications 2
Embedded Systems 1
Satellite and Microwave Systems
Engineering Mathematics 3
Embedded Systems 2
Computer Networks 1
Analysis of Analogue Circuits
Network Programmability and Automation
Software Defined Radio
Computer Networks 2
Development Project (Engineering)
Microelectronic Design 1
Hardware Description Language
Signals and Systems 1
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Research Project (Engineering) (part 1)
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director
Dr Violeta McLoone
BE (Hons), PhD