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Electronics & Communications EngineeringInnealtóireacht Leictreonaice ┐Cumarsáide

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronics &  Communications Engineering

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • CITXX Information Technology
  • 5M0536 / 5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

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 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

This is a sample timetable for Year 1, Semester 1 which gives an indication of class contact hours. Timetables are subject to change.  Up to date timetables will be provided on commencement. 


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Course Description

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 course 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.

Further Study

Students who reach the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may be able to go on to honours degree courses at Year 3, such as, courses in Computer and Communications Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

If you successfully complete Year 2 of this course and do not wish to progress to the third year, you’ll be eligible for a Higher Certificate award.

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Communications Engineer
  • Manager
  • Electronic Services Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles and Practice 1 & 2
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Electrical Services Engineering
  • Professional Development and Key Skills
  • Engineering Problem Solving
  • Digital Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • 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.

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

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.


I always had an interest in ‘how things work’, which is why I chose this course. 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.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering Technology


3 years

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City Centre: Grangegorman

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