Electronic Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonach

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O6/H7 required in all remaining modules. Pass in Foundation Level Irish (F3) is acceptable for this courses

Round one points 2019 - 218

Applications from QQI Level 5 AND 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

In this programme, you’ll gain knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering and study the building blocks that are the foundation of computer hardware and software engineering. Electronic technicians are required to complete two years of specialised education, leading to a Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering.

You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of electronics, computer and software systems. You will learn about analogue and digital systems, engineering science, information communications, control systems, computer programming and network engineering. Our first-year student mentor will meet with you weekly during your first year to assist with your transition to third level. In Year 2, working on a hands-on project will help you to develop strong design skills, by solving a real engineering problem. Finding solutions to problems is a major part of any engineering job. At the end of the programme, you’ll understand the operation of electronic and computer systems and be ready to work at technician level in industry or stay on to achieve further academic awards. A typical week consists of 24 contact hours. You’ll spend around 60% of this time working with advanced equipment and software development systems in our laboratories. And you’ll work with lecturers on real problems from industry, allowing you to develop professional engineering skills as you study the technical content of your programme. On successful completion, you can choose your progression path between the BEng Programme in Electronic Engineering or the BEng Programme in Engineering Software.

Electronic engineering technicians work in various settings, including research, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance. They may use their skills to repair, test and evaluate a wide variety of electronic equipment. Popular career options include:

  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Hardware Repair Technician
  • Electronics Installer and Rebuilder
  • Industrial Electronics Technician
  • Computer Networks Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician
The Higher Certificate in Engineering helped start me on the path to gaining a career in engineering.
The Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering gave me the opportunity to enter third-level education and progress to the B.Eng, B.Eng(Hons) and Master’s qualifications.
When I finished the Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering I was able to apply for a technician post with Intel Ireland. I can now continue my B.Eng studies on a part-time basis.
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Level 6


Higher Certificate in Engineering


2 years

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