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Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems / Innealtóireacht Ríomhaireachta - Córais Mhóibíleacha

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems

2023 CAO Points: 301

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




2 H5's

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Distinctions in 3 modules required
Must also include a Pass in 1 of the following:
  • Mathematics (C20139)
  • Mathematics (5N1833)
  • Mathematics for Computing (C20175)
  • Mathematics for Engineering (C20174)
  • Mathematics 6N3395
  • Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
  • LC Maths

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

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 6.0 overall (or equivalent).

Course Description

There’s growing demand for graduates with a mix of hardware and software skills, needed for the expanding world of mobile systems and the Internet of Things, from sensors and electronic devices to app development and networks, and all the technology in between.

The use of mobile systems and the Internet as part of ICT has played a major part in the growth and transformation of technology-enabled devices such as specialised sensors and medical devices that sustain life, environmental monitoring, businesses, real-time and secure social interaction platforms.

Subjects covered include everything from Digital Electronics and Microprocessor Fundamentals to Computer-Aided Design, Web Technologies and Databases, Software Design, Computer Architecture, and Wireless and Mobile Networks. In Year 4, you’ll study more advanced subjects such as Linear Systems and Optimisation and Internet of Things Technologies. This course will develop your competencies in basic electronics and microprocessors; embedding computers into products and developing software drivers to make them work. Close links with companies such as Intel, IBM and Cisco increase the career opportunities of graduates of this course.

You’ll spend 50% of the course time doing hands-on practical assignments, tutorials and project work in well-resourced, state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops. 

Work Placement

You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience through an industry placement at the end of Year 3, lasting 8-10 weeks.

IT Requirements

A HIGH spec computer is recommended (i.e. able to run Win 10, Linux virtual machines, VLSI design packages etc. comfortably, should be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, needs high RAM, larger SSD,). MS Windows 10 based laptops are recommended.

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Our graduates work in a rage of roles including:

  • Software Engineers
  • Embedded Systems Designers and Programmers
  • Mobile Systems Development
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Internet of Things System Development
  • Electronic Manufacture Support

Semester 1

  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Circuit Theory
  • Workshop Practice 1

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Calculus
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Programming 1
  • Electrical Science
  • Introduction to Electronic Communications
  • Workshop Practice 2

Semester 1

  • Microprocessor Fundamentals
  • Programming 2
  • Digital Logic
  • Interfacing Electronics
  • Computer Networks
  • Linear Algebra and Calculus

Semester 2

  • Microcontroller Applications
  • Web Technologies and Databases
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Project

Semester 1

  • Signals and Transforms
  • Physics of Semiconductor Devices
  • Software Design and Quality
  • Digital Communications
  • Software for Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Project (Part 1)

Semester 2

  • Signals and Systems Analysis
  • Computer Architecture and Computer Systems
  • Java and Algorithms
  • Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Project (Part 2)

Semester 1

  • Project (Part 1)
  • Linear Systems and Optimisation
  • VLSI Circuit Design
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Industrial Placement*

*Special regulation: Industrial Placement CNG4 H4023 is assessed through 100% CA and is included in the GPA calculation.


  • Management Information Systems

Semester 2

  • Project (Part 2)
  • VLSI Systems Design
  • Mobile Internetworking
  • Internet of Things Technologies


  • Applications of Digital Signal Processing

* Industrial Placement will run over an 8-10 week period in the summer after Year 3 of study. Students who do not go on Industrial Placement will take the 2 Electives namely, CNG4 H4019 ‘ Management Information Systems’ and CNG4 H4013 ‘ Applications of Digital Signal Processing’.

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by computers and electronics.  This course turned out to be just right for me – combining elements that satisfy both my hobbies and my career.  

- Justas Bartnykas, Computer Engineering

On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Progression Options

Years 1 - 4
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Level 8)
On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin