Higher Certificate
Programme Code: TA_EELEC_C
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:120
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Electronic Engineering
CAO Code:
  1. TA201

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)(i) basic mathematical and scientific formulae and techniques to solve well-defined engineering problems; (ii) basic scientific techniques and how they apply to electronic engineering; (iii) standard technologies and techniques used in the solution of well-defined engineering problems with particular reference to electronic engineering; (iv) a wide range of tools, techniques and equipment, appropriate at engineering technician level, including computer systems and applications, electronic production, assembly and test, and computer aided design and simulation; (v) core areas in Electronic Engineering such as Telecommunications, Networking, Control Systems, Analogue and Digital techniques (including microprocessor systems) and Mathematics (including applied statistics) at a level consistent with Engineering Technicians.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)(i) A knowledge and understanding of the basics of engineering techniques when applying technology; (ii) ability to contribute to the design processes within well-defined engineering solutions using appropriate scientific and engineering principles; (iii) ability to use industry-standard design tools and techniques; (iv) basic knowledge and understanding of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment; (v) a basic understanding of quality systems, tools and techniques; (vi) ability to review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake task;.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)(i) ability to undertake experimental laboratory work and conduct experiments using relevant test and measurement equipment and collate, analyse, present and interpret basic engineering technology data sets; (ii) ability to select and apply appropriate instrumentation and techniques for fault-finding and performance testing; (iii) ability to identify problems and apply diagnostic methods to achieve satisfactory solutions; (iv) ability to successfully realise electronic systems from schematic to completed assembly, including test, debug and commissioning; (v) ability to identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks, with due regard to cost, quality, safety and environmental impact;. (vi) ability to operate in industry at Engineering Technician level, given the appropriate industrial induction and training; (vii) skills development required to facilitate contribution to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems and services.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)(i) ability to identify, classify, and describe Electronic systems; (ii) ability to test and evaluate real systems in service against specification and client needs; (iii) ability to use laboratory test and workshop equipment appropriate to Electronic Engineering technician level to a standard required in a working environment and interpret basic engineering technology data sets;. (iv) ability to select and apply appropriate instrumentation and techniques for fault-finding and performance testing. (v) ability to gather basic data from codes of practice, databases and other sources and to generate data using a range of IT systems and laboratory and workshop equipment; (vi) ability to use engineering IT tools such as simulation packages, programming languages, CAD packages. (vii) ability to use oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical and other information. (viii) ability to function as an effective member of a team
PO5Competence - Context
 (a) (i) ability to solve typical operational problems in a structured and systematic manner. (ii) ability to interpret, and implement experimental procedures and implement change and adaptation where necessary. (iii) ability to build, test, debug and apply diagnostics to appropriate engineering systems, and where relevant construct the necessary test and measurement jigs and fixtures to facilitate this activity. (iv) ability to assist in the development of project plans appropriate to solving problems. (v) ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)(i) ability to accept and exercise personal responsibility. (ii) ability to work reliably and effectively without close supervision, to the appropriate codes of practice. (iii) ability to accept responsibility for work of self and others (iv) ability to consult and work with engineers in the realisation of a project; (v) knowledge and understanding of the respective functions of technicians, technologists and engineers and how they together constitute the engineering team.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a) (i) Capability of continuing professional development necessary to ensure competence in areas and at the level of future intended practice. (ii) Ability to take responsibility for his/her learning.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a) (i) a technical awareness that will enable him / her to identify and question existing technical processes. (ii) an awareness of their role as engineering technicians in society and the critical / active contribution they can make to society and the need for the highest ethical standards of practice;. (iii) ability to describe succinctly the relevant advantages and disadvantages of their engineering discipline to a lay audience; (iv) awareness of social and environmental factors during their participation in the design process; (iv) knowledge of the potential health, safety and risk issues of engineering projects. (i) ability to select and apply appropriate communication tools in order to create deeper understanding, and maximum impact on a given audience;

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

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

Stage 1 / Semester 2

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

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MATH H2065 Mathematics 3
JAVA H2000 Java
PROJ H2065 Project 1
DIGT H2065 Digital Systems 2
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