Certificate in Electronics (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 25
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Minor Award
  • Duration 1

Course Summary

About this programme

Modern electronic engineering systems are often referred to as embedded systems and these systems are the main focus of Electronic Engineering in ATU Sligo. Embedded systems combine hardware (electronic circuits), software (computer programs) together into products such as mobile phones, MP3 Players, computer network routers, aircraft guidance systems and automobile engine management systems.

This L8 certificate programme will explore a number of these and other relevant areas.

The course is offered in a fully-online manner utilising ATU Sligo’s online delivery technologies which will minimise the amount of student time required to travel and attend at either ATU Sligo or NIBRT.

Key Course Information

Award: Certificate in Electronic Engineering – Level 8.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Merit grade at Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) in Electronic Engineering or related discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and / or with relevant industrial experience will also be considered through ATU, Sligo’s RPL process.

Career Opportunities

After you Graduate

Career opportunities exist in software engineering, hardware design engineering and research and development.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this programme students can progress onto the L8 BEng (Honours) in Electronic Engineering (60 credits).

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2023/24 Total Fees €4,000
Per 5 credit module €800


To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage