What will I learn?

What is the Course about?

Electronics is at the heart of everyday life. Consumer electronics, mobile devices, vehicles, renewable energy systems, medical devices, wearable fitness technologies, as well as advanced robotics are now ubiquitous. As these technologies continue to evolve and grow, skilled electronic engineers continue to work at the forefront of this technological revolution. Electronic engineers work on cutting-edge research and development (R&D), advanced semi-conductor fabrication, design, prototyping, software simulation, coding, new product and applications development.

Course Structure

Our electronics courses offer a blended mix of theory classes, practical laboratories as well as project-based learning elements (hands-on). Extensive use is also made of computer-aided design (CAD) software tools and simulation resources.

Is this course for you?

  • Master problem solving and critical thinking
  • Develop practical prototyping CAD, and teamwork skills
  • Learn circuit design, coding & analysis techniques
  • Understand how the internet operates

If you want to work towards advancing electronics and new technologies for the benefit of humanity, then maybe this is the course for you.

Special Features:

  • Blend of theory and practical elements with an extensive design project in Year 4.
  • Latest computer aided design software (Cadence, Xilinx, Proteus) tools and simulation laboratories.
  • Our students have achieved prestigious awards at national competitions, e.g. MIDAS Ireland Electronics Winner in 2019 and runners-up in 2018 and 2017.
  • Exit Awards:
    • Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
    • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Which department am I in?

Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€10,250.00 (US$ 11,890) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2022

Venue

Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road,

Carlow,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects. Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent; TOEFL Internet Based Test: 79; TOEFL Computer Based Test: 213; TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 50-57; GCE O-Level English Language: Grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE): B2+; TOEIC: 700; GCSE English: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade C; English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP) B2+; Irish Leaving Certificate: Ordinary Level Grade D

For international students

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.

English language requirements: TOEFL paper based 550; TOEFL computer based 213; TOEFL internet based (iBT) 79; IELTS 5.5; GCE O level English language – grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE) – B2+; TOEIC – 700; GCSE English – Grade C; Cambridge certificate in advanced English – Grade C; English test for academic and professional purposes (ETAPP) – B2+; Irish leaving certificate – ordinary level grade D.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Nilai University
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About Institute of Technology Carlow

IT Carlow offers an inclusive campus environment where students make lifelong friends while reaching academic goals.

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes
  • Programmes in business, law, humanities, sport and science
  • In Carlow, South East Ireland, near Dublin
  • Known for student sporting excellence