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Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems

Engineer electrifying solutions for the future
176 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



3 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course equips students with the practical skills required to be a practical electronic or electrical engineer. Students study the basic concepts in electrical and electronic systems, the equipment used, and the practical applications of these to innovate solutions for local and international industry in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Services, Control, Automation, Energy Production and Renewable Technologies.

Graduates of this course design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in these areas. They will be able to engage in any of these activities which are all long-term functional attributes and not subject to local or short-duration economic perturbation.

What makes this course different

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.

Work Placement

In 2nd year students undertake an industry work placement where they gain important contacts within the industry to help them in their future careers.

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:

  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD Technician
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Installation and Diagnostic Engineer

In these areas:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

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 and Xilinx. 

You may work for one of these major companies. Alternatively, you may find employment with Eir, the ESB, Facebook, Amazon 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 departments.

Course Delivery and Modules

There are on average 24 contact hours per week for each stage of the programme of which approximately 60% is practical with the remaining 40% consisting of classroom lectures.

External work placement takes place in Year 2. In Year 3 there are two streams of study that the student can choose from at the end of Year 2. These are Electronic or Electrical Engineering. In the final year, students undertake a year-long project. 

  • Year 1

    • Mathematics
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • ECAD (Electronic Computer-Aided Design)
    • Electronic Devices
    • Embedded Systems
    • Engineering Practice
    • Electronic Circuits
    • Electrical Principles
    • Mathematics - Calculus


    • Engineering Practice
    • Embedded Systems
  • Year 2

    • Linear Circuit Analysis
    • Electronic Systems
    • Embedded Systems
    • Sensors
    • Mathematical Analysis
    • Engineering Practice
    • External Placement
    • Computerised Instrumentation
    • Mathematics - Signals & Systems
    • Digital Systems Design


    • Embedded Systems
  • Year 3

    • Applied Control Engineering
    • Automation
    • Project Year 3
    • Power Electronics
    • Computer Networks

    Group Electives:

    • Group Elective 1 (Electronics): DSP (Digital Signal Processing), Engineering Design, Electronic Systems Design
    • OR Group Elective 2 (Electrical): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Machines, Renewable Energy, Electrical Services Engineering


    • Project A
    • Electrical Engineering
    • DSP Systems Design
    • Project B
    • DSP Implementation

Work Placement

In 3rd year students undertake a minimum of 8 weeks of industry work placement where they gain important contacts within the industry to help them in their future careers.

Education Progression

Undergraduate 4 Years On Campus

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Add On 1 Year On Campus

B.Sc. (Hons) in Engineering Entrepreneurship

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here.

Entry Requirements

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: DK740
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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

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James Mulvany

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).