September 2020, Semester 1: Classes take place in Kevin Street
February 2021, Semester 2: Classes take place in Grangegorman, Central Quad
2020 CAO Points 264
Communications technology is one of the most sophisticated and rapidly changing application areas of electronics. It pervades our daily lives through mass communication networks as well as person-to-person communications based on fixed and wireless networks. Communications also now involve a wide range of information, not just data, but also voice, multi-media and video.
This programme will prepare you for a challenging career in electronic and communications engineering in areas such as design support, development and production. It has a particular focus on communications engineering, particularly in the latter years.
Subject include engineering science, mathematics, digital age technology, communication systems, electric circuits & devices, electronic systems, software and computer systems, electronics, software design, digital communications engineering, digital electronics & VLSI, signals & systems, microcomputer systems, DSP applications, and business.
You’ll carry out an engineering project in third year, which gives you a valuable insight into the solution of real-world engineering problems.
You choose one optional module in third year. The typical modules available are Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Wireless Systems, Digital System Integration, Microprocessors and Embedded Systems.
All the technical subjects involve lab activities, which will enhance your knowledge and skills.
Study Abroad Opportunities
You can undertake your final-year projects on Erasmus in Germany and Spain.
Students who reach the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may be able to go on to honours degree programmes at Year 3, such as, programmes in Computer and Communications Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
If you successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to the third year, you’ll be eligible for a Higher Certificate award.
- Electrical Engineer
- Communications Engineer
- Electronic Services Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Electrical and Electronic Principles and Practice 1 & 2
- Engineering Science
- Introduction to Electrical Services Engineering
- Professional Development and Key Skills
- Engineering Problem Solving
- Digital Electronics
- Software Design
- Digital Communications Engineering
- Digital Electronics & VLSI
- Signals & Systems
- Microcomputer Systems
Students undertake an engineering project in the third year, which gives them a valuable insight into the solution of real-world engineering problems.
I always had an interest in ‘how things work’, which is why I chose this programme. There is a nice mix of applied work and lectures, and the laboratory work is all relevant to real-life examples such as ‘How a computer stores data on a USB key’. My final-year project is developing a digital CAD package with another student.