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TA216
Electronic Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This programme will equip students with a practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of software engineering so they can play an important role in electronic, software and telecommunication companies. 

This course now offers applicants the opportunity to specialise in Engineering Software. Applicants follow a common first and second year curriculum and then students can choose to specialise in either Electronic Engineering or Engineering Software.

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Electronic engineering, like electrical engineering, is concerned with electrical systems. However, electronic engineering is more concerned with light current systems, where electricity is used as a carrier of information, such as computers, televisions, CD players, etc.


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TA216 - Electronic Engineering
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TA216 - Electronic Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics"
or 6N3395 - Mathematics"
at Distinction Level (or OC1 in LCE Maths)

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ICT industries are likely to form the main source of employment.  Most companies involved in the high technology sector rely on people with engineering skills to function as a creative and innovative element of the workforce and in addition a range of service industries, including mobile phones, rail transport and aviation, also rely heavily on electronic engineers.

Software Engineering is a combination of Electronics and Software Development. Many electronic devices such as your phone, the Xbox, Ipad, remote controlled drones or vehicles, have a microprocessor inside that uses a software program. Software Engineers will work on the programs which control these devices.

The main skill set identified for a technologist include:

  • Knowledge of software development skills
  • Technical expertise from several perspectives
  • Knowledge of analysis techniques
  • Project management skills
  • Very good practical based skills 



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