BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 255*
  • Course Code SG337
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


Electronic Engineering is an exciting field of engineering with unlimited potential which can be applied to many sectors in order to help shape the future in progressive ways such as connected vehicles, medical devices and smart technologies. A degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering provides the foundations required to help design the future of automotive, medical, information, entertainment, music, communication and renewable energy technology.

Electronic and Computer Engineering at IT Sligo focuses on Embedded Systems design and development. An “embedded system” is a combination of electronic or electromechanical hardware and software designed to perform a specific function. Embedded systems form the basis of modern consumer electronics such as mobile phones, automotive electronics, musical equipment and aircraft guidance systems. As well as electronic fundamentals, computer programming for microcontrollers and mobile applications form an integral part of Electronic and Computer Engineering at IT Sligo.

Year One: In first year, students are introduced to the fundamentals of Electronic Engineering. They explore the world of Analogue and Digital Electronics, Internet of Things Technology and Computer Programming. Problem solving skills are applied to a series of mini engineering projects

Year Two: In second year, students study both hardware and software aspects of microprocessor-based embedded systems. Examples of such systems include smart phones, game consoles and Internet of Things applications. A sensor-based microprocessor controlled project is built, programmed and tested.

Year Three: In third year, students study Digital Signal Processing, Data Communications and Mobile Applications Programming. They are exposed to more design-based thinking and complete a Capstone project, which showcases their entire skill set.

Many of the Electronics modules are recorded allowing students to play back the lectures at their own pace and allowing flexibility for learners with external commitments.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Electronic and Computing Engineering are in high demand both nationally and internationally.

Graduates have a number of career paths which include Automation, Design, Test, Maintenance, Research and Feasibility studies on new technologies.

Further Study

Graduates of the BEng in Electronic Computing and Engineering may progress into year three of the BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies.

BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies

Both of these programmes offer a route to the Masters in Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles also.

Did you know?

Many of the Electronics modules are recorded allowing students to play back the lectures at their own pace and allowing flexibility for learners with external commitments. 

This programme also comes with professional accreditation from Engineers Ireland, which is recognised nationally and internationally.