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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Electronic Engineering

Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Course Code
CR061
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
308
Points Change

Course Summary

Electronic Engineering CR061
Electronic Engineering CR061
Electronic Engineering CR061
Electronic Engineering CR061

Electronic engineering is used for the collection, processing, and transmission of information. From the most sophisticated machines in industry, to cars, to household appliances, to personal items, all have the same thing in common: they are “intelligent”. On a printed circuit board (PCB), surrounded by analogue and digital circuitry, there is a microprocessor, or maybe several, which has a clock (heartbeat). On every cycle the microprocessor executes an instruction from whatever programming it is running (software) – this ability is what makes the system intelligent. Intelligence, control and communications, theory and practice form the core material of this course.

The course begins with digital electronics in Year 1 and progresses through microprocessors, PICs, to firmware development and digital systems design. In parallel, you will learn fundamentals of Control and Telecommunications theory and apply them using intelligent systems platforms. The result is a rounded education in electronic systems combining intelligence, control/feedback and communications.

All Level 7/8 academic years consist of 2 semesters with 6 modules in each semester. Modules can have a continuous assessment element to them and also a final exam. Other modules are 100% continuously assessed. Continuous assessment can consist of laboratory work, mini-exams, reports, presentations, etc. the emphasis is on keeping learners engaged with the course for the whole term.

Course Details

College Link > CR061 - Electronic Engineering

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

The CIT Electronic Systems Engineer skillset creates access to many Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector job opportunities. Technical know-how and practical ability makes the graduate highly versatile and highly marketable. For a snapshot of ICT in the greater Cork area, visit www.ceia.ie

Further Research

Qualifax
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Interviews

Shane Callanan, Electronic Engineer
Shane Callanan, Electronic Engineer

Shane Callanan works as an Electronic Engineer with Excelsys Technologies. He heads up the  Applications Engineering group and specialises in the area of power supplies. He a received a Batchelor of Engineering from the Cork Institute of Technology.