BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)Electronic Engineering

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        287 - 555
Cork Road
4 years
240 ECTS

What is the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering?

The BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering is a full-time, four year, honours degree course of study that can be chosen within the Engineering Common Entry Route.  This course is recognised by Engineers Ireland (EI) and prepares students for employment in the electronics industry.

Industrial Studies and Placement

The placement occurs in an electronics company from mid-February to mid-August in year 3, semester 6. Prior to going on placement, there is an intensive course on Health & Safety, Resource Management and Ethics in Engineering.

Companies which have taken students in the past include ABB, Abbott, Analog Devices, Bausch & Lomb, Braun, Datapac, EMC, Ericsson, ESB, GEA Automation, Honeywell, Howmedica, Intel, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Kromberg & Schubert, Lasercut Engineering, Measurex, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Sanmina - SCI and Schering Plough.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to EngineeringAnalogue Electronic Devices
Engineering ComputingDC Circuit Theory
Engineering Maths 1Introduction to Electronic & Electrical Technology
Engineering Professionalism Introduction to Programming
Engineering Physics 1Engineering Maths 2
Engineering Physics 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Advanced Programming for RoboticsAnalogue Electronic Circuits 2
Analogue Electronic Circuits 1Digital Systems
Finite State MachinesElectric Circuit Theory
Maths Ordinary Differential EquationsMaths Advanced Calculus
Intro Telecoms TheoryMicro Electronics
AC Circuit TheoryObject Orientated Programming for Microcontrollers
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Advanced Engineering MathsPlacement
Analogue ControlEnterprise Studies
Embedded Systems ScriptingResearch Methods
Mobile Wireless Telecoms 1
Semiconductor Fundamentals
Choose one of the following electives:
*Analogue Circuit Designs
*Electromagnetic Fields & Waves* = Elective
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Embedded Systems Architecture & HardwareProject Implementation
Mobile Wireless Telecoms 2Embedded Firmware
Project SpecificationReal Time DSP Implementation
Theory & Applications of DSPChoose one of the following electives:
Choose one of the following electives: *Semiconductor Devices
*Application of the Internet of Things*Applied Embedded OSs
*Data Communications*Digital Control
*Digital Communication Analysis*Embedded System on Chip Design
* Microelectronic Circuit Design
* = Elective

Leaving Cert: Entry requirements for BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering:

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O2/H6

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering:

Students who complete other engineering courses at WIT, or another third level institution, at ordinary degree level or equivalent, may apply to transfer onto this course at the third year stage. Students who complete level 6 higher certificate programmes in engineering may apply for entry into this course at the second year stage.

Graduates of BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering may find employment in the following areas:

  • Electronics Design

  • Control Engineering

  • Research & Development

  • Test and Measurement

  •  Technical Support

  •  Electronic Sales

Follow on Study for BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering graduates:

MEng in Electronic Engineering

Research Opportunities BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering graduates:

Some recent graduates are pursuing Masters and PhD level research in Ireland and abroad.

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