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Course Code:
AL601
Title:
Electronics and Computer Engineering
College:
Athlone IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
2 Years

 

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Computer and software engineering involves developing new software and hardware for computers. Students gain the ability to assemble, test, and service computers.

The course covers topics such as computer programming, and servicing, analogue electronics, microprocessors, telecommunications, mathematics, and computing.



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Careers as technicians working in the operation and servicing of electronic equipment and computer systems, or with applications in hardware and software or work in technical sales and support.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

205

Change from 2012: 

5

History:

2012 - 200
2011 - 155
2010 - 135
2009 - 120
2008 - 125
2007 - 135
2006 - 155
2005 - 155
2004 - 130
2003 - 125
2002 - 120
2001 - 125

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Essential Module Requirements:

C20174 or 5N1833 or LC Maths


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