Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required *
  • Course Code SG349
  • Award Honours Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 4 years

Course Summary


The B.Eng (Hons) in Electronics and Self-Driving Technologies Programme aims to prepare students to work in rapidly changing technology environments, in areas such as robotics/autonomous systems, computer vision, machine learning and extended realities. The up-and-coming area of Autonomous devices (cars, trucks, forklifts, etc.) is an obvious fit for graduates of this course. The mix for theoretical and practical aspects of the Programme will provide students with an understanding of the multidisciplinary engineering concepts required to progress future design in areas that requires skills in electronic, mechanical, mechatronics and embedded systems engineering.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

The minimum entry requirements are a grade O6/H7 or better in four Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate subjects and a grade H5 or better in two Higher Level leaving Certificate subjects, one of which must be Mathematics. The six subjects presented must include English or Irish. For students who do not have an H5 grade in Higher Level Mathematics, IT Sligo has a special Mathematics Examination, which is equivalent to Higher Level Mathematics.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion, the graduates can work as an engineer in a wide variety of roles. Although primarily directed at robotics/autonomous systems, many of the skills gained from this Programme (such as Machine Learning, Pattern Detection, Computer Vision, Extended Realities) are highly sought after for R&D roles in industries such as the medical, agricultural and high-volume manufacturing. 

Further Study

Students who complete this Programme may pursue a level 9 Master's degree in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles or a level 9 in a related field.

Did you know?

If you don't have Higher Level Mathematics, then you can join the course BEng in Computer and Electronic Engineering (CAO Code: SG337). From this, you can then progress into year 3 of the BEng in Electronics and Self-driving technologies. 

This course is designed to complement IT Sligo's Level 9 in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, creating a path for CAO students to gain a Master's degree. The level 9 first ran in 2018 with IT Sligo’s new autonomous vehicles course being a first for Europe *, and Silicon Republic described Ireland’s west coast as being in the driving seat when it comes to autotech, and IT Sligo as a leader of autonomous driving education in Ireland **. 

*https://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers/autonomous-vehicles-course-it-sligo

** https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/autotech-ireland-west-snapshot-galway-limerick-sligo