Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electronic Systems CW558

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW558
  • 15
  • 290
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Electronic systems are at the heart of everyday life at home, at work, in our cars, in our mobile devices and entertainment systems. As smart electronics continue to evolve, electronic engineers will increasingly play a vital role in all our lives designing, testing, installing and maintaining electronic systems in business, entertainment, health, security, computing, communications and many other areas.

This four-year honours programme combines theory with practical projects and assignments.

Modules include: Electronics, Electricity, Engineering Science, Electronic Craft, Mathematics, Technical Communications, System Design, Fabrication and many more. Students are required to complete a design project in Year 4 using their problem-solving abilities, knowledge and acquired skills to work both individually and as part of a team. The programme makes extensive use of computer-aided design software tools in simulation laboratories.

Special Features:

  • Blend of theory and practical elements to programme with extensive design project in Year 4.
  • Latest computer aided design software (Cadence, Xilinx, Proteus) tools and simulation laboratories

Exit Awards: 

  • Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this programme can progress to postgraduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level. 

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

The electronics sector will continue to grow in size and complexity, requiring an ongoing supply of talented graduates. A wide range of opportunities and a diverse range of careers exist for electronic systems engineers including electronic system designers, development engineers, communications engineers and technical sales and marketing support roles. These roles are required across the industry spectrum from specialist engineering firms to computer network and control industries.  

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:    

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.     
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:     

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Graduates with a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 and graduates with a relevant Higher Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. 


For Further Information Contact

Dr. Darren Kavanagh