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Engineering Software / Bogearraí Innealtóireachta

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering Software

Apply for Year 2 on completion of Year 1 of TU829

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. (Year 1 of TU829, or equivalent.)
  • 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.


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Course Description

The first year of this course is a common year and students study the same fundamental modules with elements of hardware, software, and electronic principles. In the following years students have the opportunity to choose to specialise in their chosen discipline of Electronic Engineering or Engineering Software in greater depth. 

This course 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

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

For entry to year 1 Level 7 – please go to TU726
For entry to year 1 Level 8 – please go to TU829

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.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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