Common electronic systems include applications like mobile phones, sound and vision systems, computer and information technology, automation and machine control, robotics and biomedical engineering. Increasingly, embedded software is a vital element in modern electronics. Electronic engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application of electronic devices, circuits and systems.
The Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics is a two year course, which prepares students for employment and/or further education in the area of electronic engineering.
There is a strong emphasis on practical work in the course and there is a project element in each semester where students construct and test electronic circuits. There is also hardware and software integration in some of these projects.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Electronic Devices and Circuit Technology||Discrete Active Circuits|
|Engineering Professionalism & Technology||Combinational Digital Systems|
|Electrical Science 1||Electrical Science 2|
|Fundamental Engineering Maths||Introductory Calculus|
|Engineering Science||Electronic Design Software|
|Electronic Engineering Applications & Practice||Electronics Project|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Operational Amplifiers & Applications||Electronic Power Circuits|
|Sequential Digital Systems||Programmable Digital Systems|
|Telecommunications Fundamentals||Industrial Instruments|
|Further Calculus and Probability||Linear Algebra and ODE's|
|Electronic Systems 1||Electronic Systems 2|
|Introduction to HLL Programming||Control Systems|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Assembly, testing and troubleshooting of electronic equipment
Operation and servicing of electronic equipment
Technical sales and technical support
Hardware and software applications