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Electronic engineering

B.A.I., M.A.I. Optional: B.A.I. only; 165 places

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What is Electronic Engineering?

Electronic Engineering involves the use of electricity to perform a wide range of functions and the application of these functions to improve the quality of our lives.

The role of the electronic engineer is to devise suitable circuits and systems for the acquisition, storage, processing and transmission of low-power electronic signals as information-bearing electrical entities.

In today’s Information Age there is an ever-growing use of mobile phones, internet resources, computers, entertainment systems, satellite imaging, optical fibres, and automation. Electronic components and circuits are the cornerstone technology used to monitor or detect, store, process and transmit the information generated by each of these systems. Electronic engineers provide the vital skills and innovation needed to design and develop these remarkable components and systems.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

The careers open to graduates in electronic engineering range from circuit design in semiconductor companies, through network design and management in telecommunications companies, to opportunities in business and financial management, where the analytic and problem-solving skills of electronic engineers have long been appreciated.

Companies employing Electronic Engineering graduates include Intel, Ericsson, Analog Devices, Google, Eirgrid and Accenture.

Your degree and what you’ll study

In the Junior Sophister (third) year you will study a total of seven electronic engineering subjects and four core engineering subjects. There are approximately 16 hours of lectures, 4 hours of tutorials, 3 hours of laboratory time and 3 hours of project time per week.

Junior Sophister (third year) courses cover:

  • Core elements of analogue and digital electronics
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Signals and systems
  • Electromagnetism

In the Senior Sophister (fourth) year, in addition to a course in engineering management, you will choose a combination of subjects that allows further specialisation in electronic engineering. Each fourth year student also completes a design project.

A fourth year electronic engineering student typically has a weekly timetable of 14 hours of lectures, 4 hours of tutorials and 3 to 4 hours of laboratory work. Additionally, you will have laboratory access for individual work on your project.

Fourth year courses cover:

  • Integrated systems design and digital control systems
  • Digital control systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Digital signal processing
  • Microelectronic circuits

There may also be the opportunity to undertake a placement in industry or with a research group or to participate in the Unitech, Erasmus or Cluster programmes.

The optional fifth year of the programme will allow students to study for the M.A.I. Masters degree qualification with more advanced treatment of the topics listed below. Students take a course in research methods and a number of elective courses during the first semester. These courses include:

  • Digital media systems
  • Speech and audio engineering
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless networks and communications
  • Complex systems science

Each student undertakes a major individual project that is assessed by a presentation and an end-of-year dissertation.

GET IN TOUCH!

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

www.tcd.ie/eleceng

Tel: +353 1 896 1580

E-mail: secretary@mee.tcd.ie


Course Options

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B.A.I., M.A.I. Optional: B.A.I. only

Number of Places

165

CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

TR032

Options

Students who wish to study Electronic engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Electronic engineering as their specialist area.

See TR032: Engineering (common entry programme) for details of the Freshman (first two) years.


Admission Requirements

For general admission requirements please click here

Leaving Certificate H4 Mathematics Advanced GCE (A-Level) Grade C Mathematics


Apply

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EU Applicants

Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

Engineering, 5 years full-time Closing Date: 01/FEB/2017

Non-EU Applicants

  • Engineering, 5 years full-time Closing Date: 30/JUN/2017
  • CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR032

    Options

    Students who wish to study Electronic engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Electronic engineering as their specialist area.

    See TR032: Engineering (common entry programme) for details of the Freshman (first two) years.