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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introduction to Engineering||Analogue Electronic Devices|
|Engineering Computing||DC Circuit Theory|
|Engineering Maths 1||Digital Electronics|
|Engineering Professionalism & Information Technology||Introduction to Programming for Robotics|
|Physics 1||Maths Calculus 1|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Advanced Programming for Robotics||Analogue Electronic Circuits 2|
|Analogue Electronic Circuits||Digital Systems|
|Finite State Machines||Electric Circuit Theory|
|Maths Ordinary Differential Equations||Maths Advanced Calculus|
|Intro Telecoms Theory||Micro Electronics|
|AC Circuit Theory||Object Orientated Programming for Microcontrollers|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Advanced Engineering Maths||Placement|
|Analogue Control||Enterprise Studies|
|Embedded Systems Scripting||Research Methods|
|Mobile Wireless Telecoms 1|
|Choose one of the following electives:|
|*Analogue Circuit Designs|
|*Electromagnetic Fields & Waves||* = Elective|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Embedded Systems Architecture & Hardware||Project Implementation|
|Mobile Wireless Telecoms 2||Embedded Firmware|
|Project Specification||Real Time DSP Implementation|
|Theory & Applications of DSP||Choose 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|
Entry requirements for BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering:
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
How to apply for the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering on the CAO:
The entry route for this programme is from WD004 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry). Applicants who select degree option WD004 ECE (Electronic Engineering) are guaranteed a place in that programme, subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided about their degree option should choose WD004 GEN.
At the end of semester 1, students must confirm their degree option and may change their selection up to that date.
Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering:
- Advanced Entry - Years 2, 3 or 4
- Non-EU Applicants
- QQI FET/FETAC Entry
- QQI FET Progression Entry Route
- Mature Entry Route
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:
Research & Development
Test and Measurement
Follow on Study for BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering graduates:
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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