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Electrical & Electronic / Computer & Communications Engineering / Leictreach & Leictreonach / Innealtóireacht Ríomhaireachta & Cumarsáide


What is…Electrical & Electronic / Computer & Communications Engineering

This programme educates students to an honours level in electrical and electronic engineering and meets the educational standard required for chartered engineering membership of Engineers Ireland. The programme offers specialisation in the

following areas:

Power Systems Engineering, Control Engineering, Communications Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering. Students entering this programme will follow the DT066 Engineering (General Entry) programme for the first year.

At the end of the first year students will normally progress to the second year of the DT021A programme which provides a general introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. At the beginning of the third year students commence their specialist options. During the second semester of the third year students will complete a 6 month work placement. In the fourth year, students undertake a major engineering project in Semester 2.

Module Listing:

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Electronic Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Computer Architectures
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Communication Networks

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Field and Circuit Theory
  • Project Management
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Communications Networks
  • Work Placement

In addition, students study their selected major option modules

Year Four

  • Business and Management Studies
  • Engineering Project

One module from a list of possible elective modules which typically include;

  • Image Processing
  • Wind Energy and PV for Electricity Supply
  • Wireless Communications
  • Network Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Internet of Things

In addition, students study three modules from their selected major options.

What are my...Career Opportunities?

Engineering professionals are highly sought after by employers in a very wide range of fields, including power generation and distribution, telecommunications, transportation, information technology and renewable energy. Engineering professionals occupy senior positions in large multinationals, indigenous industry, SMEs, start-ups, government agencies and consultancy companies.

Electrical and Electronic Engineers would typically find employment in the power and energy sectors, the production and manufacturing industries, as well as the semiconductor and medical devices industries.

Communications and Computing Engineers would typically be found in communications, software development, and internet companies.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students select two major options from each of the following specialisations in third year:

Electrical Power Engineering:

Analysis and design of modern power systems and associated plant.

Control Engineering:

Design and application of control and automated systems, including robotics.

Electronic Engineering:

Analysis and design of electronic systems.

Communications Engineering:

Advanced communications, including emerging mobile systems & networks.

Computer Engineering:

The programming and development of state-of-the-art computer systems.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters and PhD Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Further Information

T: (01) 402 4905 (Prof. Max Ammann, Assistant Head of School)