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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Innovate a new world with electrifying solutions.
220 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024


4 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course produces specialised engineers with the skills in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Services, Control, Automation, Energy Production and Renewable Technologies. Students design, supervise and operate complex systems and products within topics such as circuits, sensors, power and control systems and automation.

What makes this course different

Work Placement

In 3rd year students undertake an industry work placement where they gain important contacts within the industry to help them in their future careers.

Global Demand

Many global electronics organisations maintain research and development facilities within Ireland and Europe. Engineers based in Ireland can be posted overseas to work on projects, this career can give you the opportunity to travel the globe.


Excellent Graduate Opportunities

79% of graduates in employment after 6 months after graduating. (DkIT/HEA Graduate Survey)

Understanding the Industry

Electrical and Electronic Engineers have a high level of analytical and engineering design skills, and work in exciting engineering fields; renewable energy, product design, telecommunications, manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceuticals, automation, control, building services and petrochemicals. Whether working on smartphone circuit boards or hooking renewable energy sources to homes, electrical and electronic engineering is an exciting and ever-evolving field.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer

In these areas:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Control Engineering

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.

Course Delivery and Modules

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.

  • Year 1

    • Engineering Professional Practice
    • Engineering Science
    • Materials Science
    • Computing for Engineering
    • Statics
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering CAD
    • Dynamics
    • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Year 2

    • Digital Electronics
    • Electronic Circuits and Systems
    • Embedded Systems
    • Linear Circuit Analysis
    • Mathematical Analysis
    • Sensors
    • Computerised Instrumentation
    • Digital Systems Design
    • Mathematics - Signals & Systems
  • Year 3

    • Applied Control Engineering
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Machines
    • Electronic Systems Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Computer Networks
    • Industry External Placement
    • Power Electronics
  • Year 4

    • Control Systems and Automation Engineering
    • Data Communications
    • Embedded Systems Design
    • Power Electronics Design
    • Power System Engineering
    • Communications Systems
    • Innovation Management
    • Power Grid Systems
    • Final Year Project

Work Placement

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. 

Professional Accreditations

Upon completion of this course, graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership with Engineer’s Ireland at Associate Member grade.

  • DKIT

Education Progression

Postgraduate 3 Semesters Blended

MSc in Renewable Energy Systems

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements below, Maths Grade H5 is also required. Applicants from NI/UK require a GCSE Maths Grade A or AS Level Grade C or A Level Grade D.

Additional Maths Entry Exam at DkIT:

If you have failed to meet the additional Maths Entry Requirements for this course (but you have met the basic maths entry requirement for a level 8 programme at DkIT), 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.

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK845
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Maryellen Kelledy

Programme Director


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).