Computer and Communications Engineering / Innealtóireacht Ríomhaireachta ┐ Cumarsáide

Course Title:  BE (Computer & Communications Engineering) Level 8 Honours

In Computer and Communications Engineering (Apply -  Advanced Entry)


Successful completion of TU805 - Engineering (General Entry) Year 1


If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

The use of mobile telephony and the Internet continues to transform our social and business lives. Global data networks enable us to communicate via text messages, voice or video, to access and exchange information and to transact business securely. These networks provide the links between computer systems or specialised computing devices. In order to maximise the benefits of this blending of communications and computing technologies, organisations are increasingly reliant on access to a new range of engineering development skills. Given the level of demand, such skills are in short-supply and this course addresses the need to provide appropriate, key, technical professionals and offers the prospect of valuable career opportunities.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This course prepares students for a rewarding professional career as a communications and IT engineering specialist in a very wide range of manufacturing, service and public sector organisations and is accredited by the national professional engineering organisation, Engineers Ireland.

The course combines elements of electronic, software and communications engineering and associated hardware appropriate to the merging of technologies encountered in today’s ICT systems. Lecture and tutorial material is applied in practical project and laboratory work.

A strong emphasis is placed on the development of application-oriented design and development skills and in-depth knowledge relevant to the needs of both high-tech ICT producers, advanced system providers and operators.

Work Placement Options

Option 1: 6 months continuous placement in a company in Ireland or abroad*, in the second semester of the third year.

*One of our students undertook their placement in CISCO Systems, San Jóse, California.

Option 2: Our new internship course involves two consecutive days per week placement within industry in the final two years of this course. INTEL, ESB, AVAYA, VILICOM, HEAnet & Ericsson are all companies participating on the internship.

This course provides graduates with a wide range of satisfying and well-paid professional career opportunities both in industry and in the wider economy. Initially, graduates may typically be expected to take up employment as communications, network, software or computer engineers.

 No Year 1

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Communications Networks
  • Engineering Mechanics & Materials
  • Regulatory Environment & Engineer in Society
  • Digital Electronic Design
  • Software Development
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Communications
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Signals & Systems

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Field Theory & Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Communications
  • Data Communications
  • Software Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Operating Systems
  • Project Management
  • Work Placement /Internship

Year Four

  • Mathematics
  • Real Time & Embedded Systems
  • Data Communications
  • Distributed Systems
  • Engineering Project
  • Computer Architecture
  • Wireless Communications, Management
  • Marketing & Law
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Option Module

The Engineering Project Module is a major engineering project, which runs throughout the second semester of the year.

Third Year Student:

“My degree is a four-year course designed to bridge the gap between software and hardware. It incorporates computer, electronic and communication engineering and there is a good selection of topics to choose from if I wish to pursue a Master’s Degree.”

Fourth Year Student:

“The big bonus with this course is, you become a very valuable graduate through the work placement options. I chose to take the internship route and I am currently on my second year of internship with a large multinational company. I work two days a week and attend college three days a week. It is terrific, as what I am learning in college, I am putting into use at work. It all makes so much more sense when you put theory into practice. My internship company, have now offered me a full time employment contract when I complete my studies in May”

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who reach an appropriate honours standard may progress to a range of Masters Degrees or Doctorate courses in TU Dublin or elsewhere in Higher Education. The School offers a Taught Masters course in Electronic & Communications Engineering (TU203).

TU Code



Level 8


BE (Computer & Communications Engineering) Level 8


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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