Electronic and Computer Engineering

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 16,465 € / year

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The Electronic and Computer Engineering program has been developed in conjunction with employers, to meet the demand for male and female graduates with strong skills in software and hardware engineering, along with capacity of mathematical analysis. Graduates of this study program will play a key role in the research, design, development, testing and installation of future systems. They will often work as a team to tackle complex and challenging problems. Graduates can also obtain higher degrees through research (MEng, PhD, etc.) or through taught graduate programs (MSc, MEng, MBA, etc.). Therefore, the study program offers an excellent choice, thereby enhancing the range of employment prospects and career choice options for the student.

Program description

This course will provide you with the skills to employ and develop technologies to address many of the challenges of the coming decades, including energy, climate change, health and wellness, as well as well as other innovative areas such as entertainment and autonomous vehicles.

Graduates of the Computer and Electronic Engineering program will develop successful careers in a wide range of application areas, including research, design and development of:

  • Mobile and wireless systems
  • Software engineering
  • Networks and computer systems
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Security and Forensics
  • Game systems
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Integrated circuit technology
  • Energy production and distribution systems
  • Smart power management
  • Electric power systems
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Biomedical electronics
  • Automation control systems
  • Robotics
  • Automotive and aerospace electronics

Program structure

The first two years of the program will provide you with a solid foundation of practice and theory in: computer and programming languages, software, digital and analog electronics, electrical science, and engineering mathematics. During these first two years, you will be guided towards choosing one of the main options to undertake in the last two years of the program. For years 3 and 4, you will select one of the main options. You will also have the freedom to choose a General option, where you can select modules from the various main option streams, rather than specializing in a single main option.

Work experience is provided through a positive and motivating thirty week cooperative education period, which is an integral part of the program. It will provide you with experience and practice in the field of your chosen primary option area. In the final year (year 4) you will undertake a large individual project, which usually solves a real world problem. The project involves advanced design and implementation work, and builds confidence by putting into practice the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the course

Semester 1

  • Chemistry for engineers
  • Electrical Engineering 1
  • Engineering Computing
  • Engineering math
  • Introduction to engineering
  • Engineering Sciences 1

Semester 2

  • Computer software 2
  • Circuit analysis 1 </ span >
  • Fundamentals of semiconductor devices </ span >
  • Digital systems 1
  • Engineering Math 2

Semester 3

  • Mathematical engineering 3
  • Digital systems 2
  • Computer software 3
  • Active circuit layout 1
  • The engineer as a professional

Semester 4

  • Mathematical engineering 4
  • Digital systems 3
  • Active circuit layout 2
  • Control 1
  • Communication and network protocols

Each student will complete their cooperative education during semester 1 of year 3.

After your cooperative placement, you will continue with your main option.

  • Computer engineering option
  • Electronic engineering option
  • Robotic engineering option

Related modules: can be taken separately

Semester 2

  • Signals and systems
  • Communications theory
  • Control 2
  • optional
  • Operating systems
  • Processor Languages ​​
  • Electric power
  • Active circuits 4
  • Sensors and actuators

Semester 1

  • Electives – (Choose Min. 4 Max. 4)
  • Computer networks 1
  • Software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital signal processing 1
  • Electric power systems
    ASICS 1
  • Electrical automation
  • Electronics and environment
  • Year-end project 1

Semester 2

  • Electives – (Choose Min. 4 Max. 4)
  • VLSI Digital Processing Systems Systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Electromagnetism 1
  • Power electronics
  • ASICS 2
  • Communications and security protocols
  • Communications and digital security protocols
  • Energy and technology management
  • Space robotics Year-end project 2

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must possess at the time of registration the established Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects that must include: two grades H5 (upper level) and four grades O6 (ordinary level) or four grades H7 (upper level) Level) grades. Subjects must include math, Irish or other language, and English.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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