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Electronics & Communications Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonaice ┐Cumarsáide

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

2022 CAO Points: 262

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

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

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.

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.

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



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering Technology


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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