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BEng in Electronic Engineering

Course Code: LC279


Level

07

Duration

3 years

Department

Electrical & Electronic Engineering


CAO Points

214

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

The Bachelor of Engineering (Ordinary) in Electronic Engineering provides students with the skills and expertise in electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer and networking systems. 

 

 

 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 4 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including English/Irish plus a minimum of O5 in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.


Level 6 Craft Certificate (Trade) such as Fitting or Toolmaking, or National/Higher Certificate

Candidates who hold a Senior Trade Certificate and/or National Craft Certificate or holders of a National/Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Engineering or Technology may be considered for admission to Year 2 of this programme subject to a satisfactory interview.

 

 

 

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Analogue Electronics 1

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To introduce the learner to analogue electronic circuits and devices.


    Title: Digital Electronics

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module introduces the learner to digital electronic circuits and devices.

     


    Title: C Programming 1

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Introduction to computer programming on Linux using the C programming language


    Title: Engineering Mathematics 1

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module provides a foundation in mathematical principles: arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, complex numbers, elementary calculus and statistics. The theory is kept to a minimum, with problem-solving used extensively to establish and exemplify the theory. The material will provide engineering applications; the learner will be able to apply standard mathematical techniques to analyse and solve electrical, electronic and related engineering problems.


    Title: Project 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with an opportunity to develop valuable transferable personal and professional skills. Utilising an active learning strategy, the learners will develop their skills in in a range of areas such as project management, decision-making, problem solving, team working and communications. The student will apply these skills to a series of mini projects.


    Title: Electrical Technology 1

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To introduce the learner to basic electric circuits and electrical devices.


    Title: Engineering Science

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of the module is to introduce students to a broad knowledge of fundamental Principles and Practical applications in Engineering Science neccessary to support other core modules. The module provides a comprehesive grounding in fundamental Engineering that is relevent to multiple Engineering courses in the department


  • Year 2

    Title: Digital Design and Micro-Controllers

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module expands on the digital foundation gained in year 1 of the programme and it also introduces micro - controllers.


    Title: Telecommunications and Networking Principles

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To give the learner knowledge of some signal processing, modulation and transmission methods used in digital and analog telecommunication systems. To give the learner knowledge of networking and internetworking principles.

     


    Title: C Programming 2

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This modules covers the more advanced features of the C language, including memory mangement, pointers, structures, file and port I/O


    Title: Electronic CAD, Build and Simulation

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aims of this module are to give the learner a detailed knowledge of schematic capture of electronic circuits, their layout and simulation in a commercial CAD package. The learner will also construct a prototype to meet the specification given by the supervisor to incorporate and integrate aspects of other modules on the programme.


    Title: Analogue Electronics 2

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To extend the learners understanding of analogue electronic circuit devices including amplifiers and switching devices. Design opamp circuits for real world applications. Further the understanding of power supplies and data aquisition systems.


    Title: Engineering Mathematics 2

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To give the learner broad competencies in applied engineering mathematics. At the end of this module, the learner will be able to apply standard mathematical techniques to model and solve problems in engineering.


    Title: Project 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with an opportunity to develop valuable transferable personal and professional skills. Utilising an active learning strategy, the learners will develop their skills in in a range of areas such as project management, decision-making, problem solving, team working and communications. The student will apply these skills to a series of mini team projects.

     

     


  • Year 3

    Title: Micro-Controllers and Peripheral Interfacing

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module is designed to enhance the learner’s knowledge and understanding of microcontrollers and to enhance the learner’s ability to design and work with, microcontrollers in embedded systems. The module will use assembly language and C programming to interface a micro-controller to peripheral devices such as ADCs, DACs LCDs etc..


    Title: Object Oriented Programming

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This modules covers Object Oriented Programming principles such as polymorphism and inheritance.


    Title: Digital Communications

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This Module includes all aspects of modern digital transmission of information; it includes fibre-optic networking, error detection and correction, digital baseband and modulated transmission, transmission lines, information theory and coding, Digital Television, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 compression standards, Digital Video Broadcast (DVB), Mobile Communications systems 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, antenna systems, radio propagation, satellite communications, data security and the Data Protection Act.


    Title: Data Acquisition and PC Interfacing

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module provides the learner with knowledge of the hardware and signal conditioning circuity used in Data Acquisition hardware. This module also provides the learner with a basic working knowledge of the LabVIEW language and its use in Data Acquisition aswell as PC Interfacing.


    Title: Engineering Mathematics 3

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with the necessary mathematical background to model, analyse and solve problems in electrical engineering.


    Title: Work Placement

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This placement module will provide students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained on their programme while working in a professional engineering environment. It will also afford them the opportunity to gain valuable career experience and develope their understanding of working in such an environment.

     


    Title: Analogue Electronics 3

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To give the learners in-depth understanding of operational amplifiers circuits and power supply devices. Design and analyse opamp circuits. Develop an understanding of DACs & ADCs. Learners will also be introduced to power electronics.


    Title: Advanced Networking and Internet Technology

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Advanced topics in enterprise class networks such as security, scalibility and emerging technologies as well as internet connectivity for embedded electronic applications including interactive programming methods and data processessing and storage techniques.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible to progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Electronic Engineering.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme have worked in positions such as:

• Electronic Design Engineer
• Embedded Design Engineer
• Test/Maintenance Engineer/Technician
• Industry Sales/Marketing