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Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreach & Leictreonaice


What is... Electrical & Electronic Engineering?

This programme educates students to an honours level in electrical and electronic engineering and meets the educational standard required for chartered engineering membership of Engineers Ireland. The first two years of the programme are common core, with all students studying the same topics. Students study mathematics, physics, engineering design and business/management modules. Laboratory practicals and projects enable the student to apply his/her theoretical skills in a hands on and practical manner.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates generally start their careers as design, operation or production engineers and move on to become engineering team leaders on large projects such as building a wind farm, a sophisticated security system or a process control system.

Graduates of this programme work in a wide variety of fields associated with the areas of electrical and electronic engineering.

Alternatively, this programme is an ideal starting point for graduates who would like to build a research career in engineering.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students select one major option from each of the following lists in third year:

A Major Options:

  • Electrical Power Engineering: analysis and design of modern power systems and associated plant.
  • Control Engineering: design and application of control and automated systems, including robotics.
  • Electrical Services Engineering: design and installation of electrical systems in modern buildings.

B Major Options:

  • Communications Engineering: advanced communications, including satellite and mobile systems of the future.
  • Computer Engineering: the programming and development of state-of-the-art computer systems.
  • Students undertake work placement from March to August during the third year of the programme. In the final year, students undertake a major engineering project in Semester 2.

Module Listing

Year Two

  • Mathematics Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Electronic Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Computer Architectures
  • Regulatory Environment and the Engineer in Society
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Communication Networks

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Field and Circuit Theory
  • Project Management
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Work Placement.

In addition, students study one module from the A Major Option List and one from the B Major Option List.

Year Four

  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Marketing and Law
  • Energy Resources and Thermodynamics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering Project and one module from a list of possible option modules.

In addition, students study two modules from the A Major Option List and two from the B Major Option List.

Further Information

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 2838 (Prof. Michael Conlon, Assistant Head of School)