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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course Points
304
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • The demand from industry for Electrical and Electronic Engineers currently exceeds the number of graduate Engineers currently produced both locally and nationally.
  • Graduates of this course will be capable of contributing to the design, specification, manufacture and commissioning of Electrical and Electronic based systems, products and devices.
  • Gaining professional recognition as Associated or Incorporated Engineers within the International community.

Course Summary

This four-year course is designed to fully equip graduates with the skills required to function as an engineer in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Services, Control, Automation, Energy Production and Renewable Technologies. Graduates of Electrical and Electronic Engineering design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles used in these areas.

Electronic and Electrical Engineers work in a broad and exciting engineering field that includes renewable energy, power generation and distribution, product design, telecommunications, IT, manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, medical, transport, automation, control, building services, petrochemicals and research.

This course aims to produce well-rounded engineers with a high level of analytical and engineering design skills and was designed in collaboration with industry to meet the strong demand for engineering graduates in this sector for current and future needs.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Engineering Professional Practice (Year-long)
  • Engineering Science
  • Materials Science
  • Computing for Engineering
  • Statics
  • Engineering Mathematics 1

Semester 2

  • Engineering Professional Practice (Year-long)
  • Engineering CAD
  • Dynamics
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics 2

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Digital Electronics
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems (Year-long)
  • Embedded Systems 2 (Year-long)
  • Linear Circuit Analysis
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Sensors

Semester 2

  • Computerised Instrumentation
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems (Year-long)
  • Embedded Systems 2 (Year-long)
  • Computerised Instrumentation
  • Mathematics - Signals & Systems

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Control Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing (Year-long)
  • Electrical Engineering (Year-long)
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electronic Systems Design
  • Engineering Design 1

Semester 2 

  • Computer Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing (Year-long)
  • Electrical Engineering (Year-long)
  • Engineering Design 2
  • Industry External Placement
  • Power Electronics

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Control Systems and Automation Engineering (Year-long)
  • Data Communications
  • Embedded Systems Design 1
  • Final Year Project (Year-long)
  • Power Electronics Design
  • Power System Engineering

Semester 2

  • Communications Systems
  • Control Systems and Automation Engineering (Year-long)
  • Embedded Systems Design 2
  • Final Year Project (Year-long)
  • Innovation Management
  • Power Grid Systems

The course is delivered via lectures, tutorials and practical lab classes. There are on average of 24 contact hours per week of which 60% is practical based, with the remaining 40% consisting of classroom lectures.

External work placement takes place in Year 3 and in the final year students undertake a year-long project.

Our graduates work in areas such as Electronic Product Design, Electrical Services, Electrical Engineering, Control and Automation and Communications.

A sample of our graduate destinations include: ABB, Agilent Technologies, Amazon Web Services, Anord Mardix, Analog Devices, Blueacre Technology, CombiLift, ControlSoft Automation, ESB International, Electricity Supply Board, Facebook, Glen Dimplex Renewables, Hanley Energy, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Mercury Engineering, Nikon Precision Europe, NXP Semiconductors, Realtime Technologies, Sepco Arabia CO, Valeo Vision Systems and Vanderlande.

You may also become an installation/maintenance engineer in a Biotech, Chemical or other manufacturing facility or even in the Army, Garda Siochana, Local Authority or government departments.

Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a second-class Honours Degree (2.2)

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

Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this programme and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering (Exit Award).

Please find information on fees and funding here

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

→ INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades
→ AND Mathematics Grade H5
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
→ AND Minimum Points Score of 300.


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at:

    • A Level: Grade D

→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
→ Two subjects at either:

    • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
    • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)

→ The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:

    • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
    • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

→ And a minimum score of 300 points


Additional Maths Entry Exam at DkIT:

If you have met the basic maths entry requirement for a level 8 programme at DkIT but have failed to meet the additional Maths Entry Requirements for this course, you have a second chance at meeting these additional Maths Entry Requirements by sitting the DkIT additional Maths Entry Examination, held in August of each year. More details about the maths entry exam.


Mature Entry Requirements:

Applications should be made directly to the CAO by 1st February deadline. 


Advanced Entry Requirements:

Applications for advanced entry to any stage of the four-year programme are dealt with on a case by case basis with recognition given for prior learning guided by the institutes RPL policy.

Advanced Entry Applications should be made directly to the Admissions Office in DkIT.

Work placement is an important feature of the programme and takes place at the end of Year 3 on this programme and is a minimum of 8 weeks duration. The exact duration and nature of placement depend on the specialisation chosen. The placement is monitored by DkIT lecturers to support the student and to ensure the learning experience is relevant to the Programme Learning Outcomes. 

James Mulvany (Lecturer)
Phone: +353(0)429370200
Email: James.Mulvany@dkit.ie

Colman Ledwith (Head of Department of Electronic & Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: Colman.Ledwith@dkit.ie

Course ID DK845
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 304
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Recognition Information

Graduates are eligible for Engineer’s Ireland Associate Member grade.

Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Apply to CAO

How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK845.

Apply On cao.ie

Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.