Department of Electronic Engineering





Head of Department : F. McCurry

Departmental Staff

Courses:

National Certificate in Electronics - 2yrs
National Diploma in Electronics - 1yr








NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRONICS

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Aims
To provide students with a broad basic knowledge of modern electronic engineering methods. This includes the understanding of the core subjects Telecommunications, Computer Engineering, Digital Electronics and the use of software as an engineering solution.

Entry Requirements
MINIMUM entry requirement is: Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish. In practice entry levels are significantly above the minimum and points are calculated on the SIX best subjects.

Course Duration
Two years full-time. Also available under ACCS.

Career Outlets
Graduates are qualified to obtain employment in the computer, telecommunications and electronics industry as technicians. Career opportunities are available in such areas as the operation and servicing of electronic equipment, computer applications in hardware and software, electronic production and quality control.

Course Content
The year operates on a two semester basis; progress to each semester is dependent on each previous semester performance.

Year 1
SEMESTER I Digital Electronics 1, Electrical Science 1, Materials & Processes, Programming 1, Mathematics 1, Industrial Studies, Project.

SEMESTER II Digital Electronics 2, Electrical Science 2, Linear Electronics 1, Programming 2, Mathematics 2, Consumer Electronics, Project.

Year 2
SEMESTER III Linear Electronics2, Computer Engineering 1, Telecommunications, Mathematics 3, Measurement and Control, Languages, Project.

SEMESTER IV Microelectronics, Mathematics and Quality Control, Computer Engineering 2, Electronic Engineering, Computer Programming, Languages, Project.

Recognition by Professional Bodies
Graduates are eligible to apply to the Institute of Electronics & Electrical Incorporated Engineers for Associate Membership or the Institution of Engineers of Ireland for admission to Engineering Technician grade.

Opportunities for Further Study
Students with a high level of academic attainment are eligible for participation in Diploma and Degree level programmes. Exchange programmes with colleges throughout Germany, France and the UK are now in operation as a result of mutual recognition of these awards.

Further Information
Frank McCurry or Anthony O’Leary.


NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONICS

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Aims
To build on the knowledge of graduates of the National Certificate in Electronics, allowing students to specialise in particular areas, to foster independent thinking and to enable the students to execute work completely on their own or with a minimum of supervision.

Entry Requirements
National Certificate in Electronics with Merit or Distinction or equivalent qualifications. Applicants holding a National Certificate with at least one year's post Certificate experience will be considered for admission, having regard to academic performance, nature of work experience and availability of places.

Course Duration
One year full-time. Also available under ACCS.

Career Outlets
Apart from those choosing to pursue further studies, graduates are employed in a range of careers including Research & Development, Systems Installation, Operation & Servicing, Technical Sales and individual entrepreneurial enterprises.

Course Content
Progress in Semester V is dependant on performance in Semester VI.

SEMESTER V Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering 1, Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Mathematics 1, Man & Technology, Project.

SEMESTER VI Applied Programming, Computer Engineering 2, Optoelectronics, Quality Control, Robotics, Project, Semiconductor Electronics or Mathematics 2.


Recognition by Professional Bodies
Graduates are eligible to apply to the Institute of Electronics & Electrical Incorporated Engineers for Graduate/Corporate Membership and the Institution of Engineers of Ireland for Technician Engineer membership.

Opportunities for Further Study
Graduates are equipped for further study on engineering degree programmes. Exchange programmes with colleges throughout Germany, France and UK are now in operation as a result of mutual recognition of these awards.

Further Information
Frank McCurry or Colm Cox.