Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_EAELE_D
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Electronic Engineering
CAO Code:
  1. TA216

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)(i) the advantages and limitations of a range of established and relevant mathematical techniques at the appropriate level for support within the course; (ii) the empirical and theoretical bases of the relevant engineering technology sciences; (iii) the types and properties of the materials related to their particular branch of engineering technology, including their scientific explanation; (iv) the principles, applications and limitations of the ICT technologies central to electronic engineering; (v)The means of generating and analysing data; (vi)The principles of conventional electronic engineering design methods; (vii) standard technologies and techniques used in the solution of broadly defined engineering problems with particular reference to electronic engineering; (viii) the key principles of Analogue and Control Systems, Computer Networks, Mathematical Analysis , High level and Embedded Programming, Digital Signal Processing and Telecommunications, Computer Aided Engineering, Semiconductor Technology, Project management, Environmental awareness and Professional Development.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)(i) knowledge and understanding of problem-solving methodology (ii) ability to select and apply an appropriate mathematical/analytical/numerical method to a broadly – defined engineering technology problem to the range and depth required of an Associate Engineer; (iii) ability to create mathematical models by deriving appropriate equations, and specifying boundary conditions and underlying assumptions and limitations; analogue or digital hardware, software design, communications systems, control, and signal processing to design and produce products and processes. (ix) Awareness of the obligation to work safety, apply safe systems of work and work in an ethical manner. (iv) ability to use and adapt existing software tools for the solution of broadly defined engineering technology problems. (v) ability to apply engineering principles which underpin much of the technology currently applied in electronic engineering. (vi) ability to use methods of providing information for use by others within manufacturing, design or service engineering environments. (vii) ability to safely use laboratory, test and workshop equipment (viii) ability to integrate knowledge across a number of areas such as
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Graduates should be able to demonstrate; (i) knowledge and understanding of design processes and techniques; (ii) ability to contribute to the design and development of systems and services and apply design processes to broadly-defined engineering problems; (iii) ability to use industry-standard design tools and processes; (v) Develop, review and select techniques, procedures and methods necessary to undertake engineering tasks. (iv) basic knowledge and understanding of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment. (v) ability to communicate in an effective manner using various modes of communications;
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Graduates should be able to demonstrate; (i) ability to design and conduct experiments, and analyse and interpret data and comment on the results.; (ii) ability to gather relevant data from codes, data bases and other sources, and present it for discussion. (iii) ability to generate data using a range of laboratory and workshop equipment; (iv) ability to select and apply appropriate instrumentation and techniques for fault-finding and performance testing; (v) ability, under supervision, to conduct research into broadly-defined issues related to electronic engineering technology. (vi) ability to elicit and clarify a project requirement specification and develop a formal project statement. (vii) Identify problems, evaluate options and formulate solutions in an engineering context, taking relevant factors into account, at a level appropriate to an associate engineer.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Graduates should be able to demonstrate; (i) ability to apply appropriate scientific, mathematical and engineering principles in a systematic manner; (ii) ability to use a sound evidence-based approach to problem solving and quality enhancement; (iii)ability to design, build, test, commission and apply diagnostics to engineering systems at a level appropriate for an associate engineer; (i) ability to select and apply appropriate communication tools in order to create deeper understanding and maximum impact on a given audience; (iv) ability to develop feasible project plans appropriate to solving broadly defined engineering problems; (ii) ability to interpret, and implement a range of experimental procedures and implement change and adaptation where necessary; (ii) ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Graduates should be able to demonstrate; (i) ability to work independently on engineering projects with clearly defined objectives. (ii) ability to work with and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team (iii) ability to take individual responsibility for completed work and presentation of results; (iii) an understanding of the scientific basis of the environmental hazards potentially inherent in engineering technology systems; (iv) ability to consult and work with experts in various fields in the realisation of a project; (v) consideration of social and environmental factors during the design process; (vi) ability to take an effective leadership role within a team;
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Graduates should be able to demonstrate; (i) ability to plan and carry through, self-directed Continuing Professional Development to improve knowledge and competence; (ii) knowledge and understanding of the respective functions of technicians, technologists and engineers and how they together constitute the engineering team. (iii) ability to undertake a literature search within the relevant available literature in the specific area of Electronic Engineering and be able to apply knowledge gained to the solution of engineering problems. (v) ability to understand fundamental concepts from various areas including those outside of the field of engineering and apply these models within an engineering context
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Graduates should be able to demonstrate; (i) ability to describe succinctly the relevant advantages and disadvantages of their chosen engineering technology to a lay audience; (ii) ability to write technical papers and reports and synthesise their work in abstracts and executive summaries; (iv) ability to defend a particular thesis before a panel of peers. (i) knowledge and understanding of the importance of the engineer’s role in society and the need for the highest ethical standards of practice; (ii) consideration of social and environmental factors during the design process; (iv) knowledge and understanding of the potential health, safety and risk issues of engineering technology projects, including the relevant legislation. (v) Have a conceptual and technical awareness that will enable the questioning of existing technical operations and support the evolution of an individual approach to work based on study and research.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
ELPR H1001 Electronic Workshop
MATH H1060 Mathematics 1
ELSC H1001 Electrical Circuits 1
COMM H1025 Interactive Computer Programming
PHYS H1020 Physics

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
INES H1000 Interactive Embedded Systems
MATH H1061 Mathematics 2
ANEL H1002 Analogue Electronics
ELSC H1002 Electrical Circuits 2
DIGT H1002 Digital Systems 1

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MATH H2065 Mathematics 3
JAVA H2000 Java
DIGT H2065 Digital Systems 2
PROJ H2065 Project 1
NWSY H2065 Computer Network Fundamentals
Module Code Module Title
SMSE H2001 Introduction to Smart Sensors
TELE H2065 Radio Systems

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MATH H2066 Mathematics 4
CONT H2066 Control Systems
DIGT H2066 Microprocessor Fundamentals
PROJ H2066 Project 2
RTSW H2000 Routers and Switches
Module Code Module Title
GUID H2001 GUI Development
ANEL H2065 Solid State Electronics

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MATH H3060 Mathematics 5
EMSY H3001 Computer Programming
SEMT H3001 Semiconductor Fabrication
DATC H3001 Network Design
ASDD H3001 Control Systems Design
TELE H3001 Digital Communication Fundamentals

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MATH H3061 Mathematics 6
ASDD H3002 Electronic Circuits and Filters
EMSY H3002 Embedded Systems
SEMT H3002 Power Engineering
CAEE H3001 Digital Design with Verilog
TELE H4001 Analysis of Analogue Communication