Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Systems

Course Points
176
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places

Five great reasons to consider this course

  • The demand from industry for Electrical and Electronic graduates exceeds the number of graduates currently produced locally and nationally.
  • Graduates of this course will be capable of contributing to the specification, design, manufacture and commissioning of Electrical/Electronic based systems, products and devices.
  • Graduates of this course will be capable of undertaking further and continual professional development.
  • Graduates of this course will be capable of working and contributing as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Graduates of this course will be capable of gaining professional recognition as Associated or Incorporated Engineers within the international community. The level 7 in Electrical and Electronic Systems has been accredited by Engineers Ireland for associate membership.

Course Summary

This three-year course is designed to fully equip students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of Electrical 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.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates 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. 

Graduates of Electrical and Electronic Engineering design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in these areas.

Electronic products encompass a range from consumer durable goods, environmental control, ICT installations, automation & robotic systems, transportation systems as well as medical diagnostic & therapeutic, scientific and engineering measurement.

All these products must 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 able 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 a 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 of the practice of engineering.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Mathematics 1
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • ECAD
  • Electronic Devices
  • Embedded Systems 1 (year-long)
  • Engineering Practice 1 (year-long)
  • Electives: Engineering Practice 1A // Embedded Systems 1A // Erasmus English 1

Semester 2

  • Electronic Circuits
  • Electrical Principles
  • Engineering Principles 2
  • Mathematics - Calculus
  • Embedded Systems 1 (year-long)
  • Engineering Practice 1 (year-long)
  • Electives: Engineering Practice 1B // Embedded Systems 1B // Erasmus English 2

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


Year 2

Semester 1

  • Linear Circuit Analysis
  • Electronic Systems
  • Embedded Systems 2 (year-long)
  • Sensors
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Engineering Practice 2
  • Electives: Embedded Systems 2A // Erasmus English 1

Semester 2

  • External Placement
  • Computerised Instrumentation
  • Mathematics - Signals & Systems
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Embedded Systems 2 (year-long)
  • Electives: Embedded Systems 2B // Erasmus English 2

Special Regulation: E - Elective Module only Available to ERASMUS Students and Advanced Entry applicants. ERASMUS English is available ONLY to ERASMUS students.


Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Control Engineering
  • Automation 1
  • Project Year 3
  • Group Electives: Group Elective 1 (Electronics): DSP (Year-long) // Engineering Design 1 // Electronic Systems Design OR Group Elective 2 (Electrical): Electrical Engineering (Year-long) // Electrical Machines // Renewable Energy
  • Electives: Project A // Electrical Engineering A // DSP Systems Design // Erasmus English 1

Semester 2:

  • Power Electronics
  • Computer Networks
  • Automation 2
  • Project Year 3 (Year-long)
  • Group Electives: Group Elective 1 (Electronics): DSP (Year-long) // Engineering Design 2 OR Group Elective 2 (Electrical): Electrical Services Engineering // Electrical Engineering (Year-long)
  • Electives: Project B // Electrical Engineering B // DSP Implementation // Erasmus English 2 

 

ERASMUS English is available ONLY to ERASMUS exchange students.
Electives are only available to ERASMUS or Advanced Entry students where applicable.


* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only. The provision of electives each year is subject to numbers enrolling on each elective and available resources.

The programme is delivered via lectures, tutorials and practical lab classes. There is on average 24 contact hours per week for each stage of the programme of which approximately 60% is practical based 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. 

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.

The world is becoming more technology-oriented by the day but fewer people understand its underlining principles. All employers in the Electrical / Electronic / IT area are greatly concerned that we are not producing enough engineers at the present time.

  • Advanced entry to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • 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 one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
→ AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ One subject at:

    • 'A Level’ (Grade A* - E or better)
    • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • 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).

→ The remaining subjects must be different from those listed 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).

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 three-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.

Applicants with a National Craft Certificate or FETAC award in Electrical Trades are exempt from Semester 1 in Year 1 and can commence the programme in Semester 2 in Year 1.

Work placement takes place at the end of Year 2 on this programme and is a minimum of 8 weeks duration. 

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

Colman Ledwith (Head of Department of Electronic & Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: +353 (0)429370274
Email: Colman.Ledwith@dkit.ie

Course ID DK740
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 176
Places 40
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK740.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
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