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Electronic Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonach

Programme Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering

*This course is open for Advanced Entry Applications Only*

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

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish


English O6/H7  Irish 06/H7/F3

Other Grade Requirements

In Addition: 2 H5s and O6/H7 required for the remaining subjects.


Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

This programme is designed to produce professional engineers who can design and optimise complex hardware, software and communications systems, and you will be at the forefront of developing the connected world.  You’ll develop the skills you need to work in all aspects of the ICT industry, including software design, information technology, telecommunications, and computer network engineering.

You’ll combine expertise in engineering with advanced knowledge of electronic design, computer hardware and software, and be able to apply your skills to designing systems ranging from the embedded microprocessors in modern mobile devices to high-performance computing and Microelectronic device design. You’ll be trained to be creative and inventive, and able to solve difficult problems in areas. You’ll spend many hours in our labs, developing strong technical and design skills. Each of the eight semesters, you’ll take six modules, designed to provide a broad-based technical foundation in electronic or software engineering.

In Years 2 & 3, you’ll undertake a major hardware or software project, involving strong interaction between you and your supervisor. In your final year, you’ll work on an open-ended design project that will require research, project management and a creative approach to the solution. You can select elective modules such as software design, network engineering, communications systems or microchip design so as to study what interests you in greater depth.

Electronic Engineers are responsible for the design, development and testing of hardware and software components or systems. The modern Electronic Engineer will work in a diverse and very dynamic field spanning from the design and operation of mobile phones to robotics. Typical career opportunities will include:

  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Radio Frequency Design Engineer
  • Integrated Circuit Design Engineer
  • Engineering Systems Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Networks Operation Engineer Nanotechnology Design Engineer

Semester 1

  • Electronic Workshop
  • Interactive Computer Programming
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Electrical Circuits 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics

Semester 2

  • Analogue Electronics Fundamentals
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Digital Systems 1
  • Electrical Circuits 2
  • Interactive Embedded Systems
  • Mathematics 2

*Some modules are elective

Semester 3

  • Digital Systems 2
  • Java
  • Mathematics 3
  • Computer Network Fundamentals
  • Project 1
  • Introduction to Smart Sensors (Elective)
  • Radio Systems (Elective)

Semester 4

  • Solid State Electronics (Elective)
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessor Fundamentals
  • GUI Development (Elective)
  • Mathematics 4
  • Project 2
  • Routers and Switches

Semester 5

  • Control Systems Design
  • Network Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Mathematics 5
  • Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Digital Communication Fundamentals

Electronic 6

  • Electronic Circuits and Filters
  • Digital Design with Verilog
  • Embedded Systems
  • Mathematics 6
  • Power Engineering
  • Analysis of Analogue Communication

*Some modules are elective

Semester 7

  • Communication Systems (Elective)
  • Analysis of Digital Communications
  • Digital FSM Design
  • Software Development 1 (C++) (Elective)
  • Internet Systems (Elective)
  • Mathematics 7
  • Project 1
  • Semiconductor Devices (Elective)
  • Semiconductor Materials Characterisation (Elective)

Semester 8

  • Analogue IC Design (Elective)
  • Digital Microprocessor Design (Elective)
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Software Development 2 (Elective)
  • Mathematics 8
  • Network Engineering (Elective)
  • Operating Systems (Elective)
  • Project 2
  • Nanoscale Devices (Elective)
  • Management Practice
  • Wireless Communications Design (Elective)
The B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering has allowed me gain a senior position with an engineering company.
Thanks to the B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering I now work with a company designing integrated circuits for next-generation equipment.
When I received my B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering I was able to travel abroad and make a career in software development.
TU Code



Level 8


B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering


4 years




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