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BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering with Computer Networks

Course Code: LC376


Level

08

Duration

4 years

Department

Electrical & Electronic Engineering


CAO Points

318

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering provides graduates with a range of practical skills and competences in the areas of hardware development & validation, product software development, embedded systems and digital communications. 

 

 

 

 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish and a minimum of an O4 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.

 

 

 

Who can I contact?

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.


  • Year 4

    Title: Electronic System Design

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Give learners an in-depth understanding of a complete Electroinc System, from digital cell design through to higher level 'system on PCB' designs.


    Title: Electronic System Analysis

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is for the learner to model and analyse electronic engineering systems. The emphasis is on specification, design & analysis of electronic systems.


    Title: Applied Statistical Analysis

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    At the end of this course students should have the theoretical background and be competent in the application of inferential statistics and statistical methods used in the analysis of data from designed experiments.


    Title: Statistical Process Control

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To give the learner broad competencies in statistical analysis and to demonstrate the role of statistics and related techniques in Quality systems. At the end of the course, students should be competent in the theoretical background and the application of statistical tools in SPC.


    Title: Real Time Embedded Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To introduce the learner to Real Time Operating Systems and 32 bit microcontrollers and middleware.

     

     

     


    Title: Embedded Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module is designed to give the learner a theoretical and practical understanding of implementing communciation protocols using a 32-bit microcontroller architecture.


    Title: HDL and digital Design

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To introduce the learner to VHDL programming and to enhance the learner's knowledge of the use of PLDs in modern digital circuit design.


    Title: Advanced HDL

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module introduces the student to advanced HDL system design and test techniques using HDL languages. The students will learn how to use a scalable structured digital design methodology to address large scale design problems. They will also learn how to properly document an advanced design so that designs are transferable and reusable. The students will also learn about the various stages in design flow process from concept through to finished product.


    Title: Application Development 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module introduces the C# language for graphical desktop application development.


    Title: Application Development 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module covers using the C# language to perform I/O and data manulation.


    Title: Advanced Digital Communications and Networking

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Advanced Digital Communications and Networking: system noise and communications link budgets; fixed point microwave link budgets; mobile and cellular radio, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and (ultra) wideband systems including 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE; video transmission and storage, HD TV, Digital Video Broadcast and packet video; MPEG 1,2,3,4; network applications, topologies and architecture; network protocols; network performance; switched networks and WANs, space switching time switching and packet switching, ADSL, HDSL,VDSL, Fibre To The Home, Fibre To The Cabinet; broadcast networks and LANs, Wireless LANs, 802.11, Bluetooth, Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure networks, HomePlug.


    Title: Advanced Digital Communications

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Advanced Digital Communications: Sampling, multiplexing and PCM; Baseband transmission and line coding; Optimum filtering for transmission and reception, raised cosine and matched filtering; Information Theory, source coding, compression and encription; Error control coding, error detection and correction systems; Bandpass modulation of a carrier signal, ASK, FSK, PSK, QPSK and QAM.

     


    Title: Final Year Project

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop a learners independent ability to research a topic, complete a technical project and produce a dissertation in accordance with pre-determined formats and standards.


    The topic selected must be directly relevant to the course of study being undertaken by the learner.

     

     

     

     

     

     


Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within LIT or elsewhere.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme have worked in positions such as:

• Electronic Engineer
• Embedded Systems Design
• Digital Systems Design
• Electronic Systems Design
• Electronic System Validation
• Digital Communications Systems