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Electronic & Software Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonach

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering / Engineering Software

Entry is only available to Year 2 or Year 3.

Applicants to Year 2 are required to have successfully completed Year 1 of TU726 or TU829, or equivalent.

Applicants to Year 3 should successfully completed a Level 6 qualification, or equivalent. 

Course Description

This is a General Entry Course

The first year of this course is a common year and students study the same fundamental modules with elements of hardware, software, and electronic principles. In the following years students choose to specialise in their chosen discipline of Electronic Engineering or Engineering Software in greater depth. Students do not need to finalise their choice of specialisation until Year 2 of the course.

Electronic Engineering involves the understanding of both hardware and software and how they combine within high technology systems from the design of nanotech devices to the operation of a high speed computer networks. Engineering Software involves the design and development of software systems and various forms of computer-based applications. Software Engineering is important due to the ever-increasing use of mobile technology, the increasing complexity of high technology solutions, and the emergence of new areas such as Internet of Things. Both courses allow the graduates pursue a wide range of engineering interests and career choices. You will use your imagination, creativity and knowledge to provide society with the complex electronic and software systems. 

A graduate in B.Eng in Electronic Engineering will be able to understand, assemble and test complex electronic systems and equipment; can assist a professional electronic engineer in refining product designs and ensure they work as efficiently as possible, and usually works with teams of other professionals to build and test products.

Popular career options include:

  • Electronic Technician Engineer
  • Communications Engineering Technician
  • Systems Test Engineer
  • Circuit Layout Engineer
  • Process Control Technician
  • Embedded System Engineer
  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Mobile Phone Engineer

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course.  For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub.  A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

For entry to year 1 Level 7 – please go to TU726
For entry to year 1 Level 8 – please go to TU829

The B.Eng in Electronic Engineering gave me the opportunity to work in high-technology manufacturing. I am now involved in technical support for complex manufacturing systems and currently lead a team of technicians.
I successfully completed the B.Eng in Electronic Engineering and my results allowed me to progress for a further year to the B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering.
Staff and technicians in the Department of Electronic Engineering were always very helpful and supportive to me when I was a student.
TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering


3 years

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