BEng in Electrical & Electronic Systems

Course Points
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 208

Course Summary

Electrical/Electronic Engineers design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in Energy, Communications, Measurement and Control. This three-year course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production and renewable technologies.

Electrical/Electronic Engineers design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in Energy, Communications, Measurement and Control. Electronic products encompass a range from consumer durable goods, environmental control, ICT installations, Automation & Robotic systems, Transportation systems as well as in Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic, Scientific and Engineering measurement.

All these have to be carefully designed, manufactured, installed and maintained in an unobtrusive, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing manner. These products and services must operate in an effective and efficient manner to international standards within a global marketplace. They must satisfy safety and product liability requirements in a manner, which meet client expectations of quality and cost.

Graduates of this course must be in a position to engage in any of these activities. These are long term functional attributes and not subject to local or short duration economic perturbation.

The aim of this course is therefore:

  • Employ an engineering approach to the solution of engineering technology problems.
  • Identify, formulate, analyse and contribute to the solution of engineering technology problems
  • Select and apply solutions from knowledge of engineering sciences and mathematics
  • Contribute to the design of a component, a system or process to meet specified needs
  • Design and conduct experiments to analyse and interpret data
  • Integrate innovation and enterprise in their practice of engineering
  • Work effectively as an individual, in teams, and in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Undertake lifelong learning
  • Communicate effectively with the engineering community and with society at large
  • Employ high ethical standards in the practice of engineering
  • Identify the environmental impact in the practice of engineering.

These aims are in conformance with the Institute’s stated policy regarding Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Internationality

Graduates of this course will be capable of undertaking at Associate Engineer level the following general functions:

  • Contributing to the specification, design, manufacture and commissioning of electrical/electronic systems, products and devices
  • Undertaking further and continual professional development
  • Working and contributing as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Gaining professional recognition as Associate or Incorporated Engineers within the International community

Students will cover the following modules:

YEAR 1 - Semester 1:


YEAR 1 - Semester 2:


YEAR 2 - Semester 1:


YEAR 2 - Semester 2:


YEAR 3 - Semester 1:


(Group Elective 1)

(Group Elective 2)

(Group Elective 3)

YEAR 3 - Semester 2:


(Group Elective 1)


(Group Elective 2)


(Group Elective 3)

ERASMUS English is available ONLY to ERASMUS students

There are over 60,000 people involved in the Electronic/Electrical area in Ireland, designing, testing, manufacturing, selling, installing and maintaining equipment. Practically every major electronic and IT Company in the world has a presence in Ireland including Apple, Hewlett Packard, Ericsson, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Analog Devices, Xilinx, etc.

You may work for one of these major companies. Alternatively you may find yourself in Eircom, the ESB or BT. You may become an installation/maintenance engineer in a Biotech, Chemical or other manufacturing facility or even in the Army, Garda Siochana, Local Authority or government department.

The world is becoming more technology oriented by the day but fewer people understand its underlining principles. All employers in the electronic / IT area are greatly concerned that we are not producing enough engineers at the present time. Graduates of this programme currently meet the education standard for the title of Associate Engineer with Engineers Ireland.

  • BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Design
  • BEng (Hons) in Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Masters in Renewable Energies Technology (with Bridging Studies).

Progression Opportunities:

This course provides the foundation for transfer routes to honours degree courses in other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.

Note: Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this course and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering.

Please find information on fees and funding here: 

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, or minimum Points Score of 200

AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7.

Entry requirements for Mature Applicants can be found here: 

Entry requirements for Northern Ireland/UK Applicants can be found here:   

Entry requirements for FETAC or other PLC Applicants can be found here:

Entry requirements for EU Applicants can be found here:

Entry requirements for Non EU International Applicants can be found here: 

Pat McCormick (Head of Department of Electronic & Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: +353 42 9370273

James Mulvany (Lecturer, Electronic Engineering)
Phone: 0429370200 ext 2520

Special Regulation: GE 1 Electronic Design GE 2 Electrical Engineering GE 3 Renewable Energy E

Elective Module only Available to ERASMUS Students

Special Regulation: Advanced Entry Candidates commencing Semester 2 will take Embedded Systems 2 and Engineering Practice 1B, instead of Embedded Systems 1 and Engineering Practice 1 respectively.

The Undergraduate Skills activity is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013

Course ID DK740
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 170
Places 40
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 208
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