Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is concerned with defining the technologies required for our future needs, including communication, entertainment, energy and healthcare. Electrical and Electronic Engineers are involved in advances in medical technology, e-commerce, mobile telephones, wireless communications, renewable energy and the internet. This degree programme provides students with a broad range of skills relating to all aspects of the design of electronic systems and devices. It combines coursework in different aspects of electrical and electronic engineering, as well as individual and group project work, where students design and build innovative electronic systems.

This programme provides a solid technological base from which a career in electrical and electronic engineering can be launched, along with the basic skills needed to sustain professional development throughout a graduate career. As it combines coursework, laboratory classes and projects in different aspects of electrical and electronic engineering, the programme will give graduates the knowledge and skills needed to design and develop innovation technologies for a wide range of industry sectors. It incorporates the design and development of devices, circuits and systems that are used in a wide range of high-tech products and so it will appeal to students who like to understand how technology works, and who have an interest in electrical or electronic circuits. Students who enjoy science, and particularly physics, are usually attracted to it.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade Higher C3 in two subjects and Passes in four other subjects at Higher or Ordinary Level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint), Agricultural Science) or Technology and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional requirements

Minimum Grade C3 in the Higher Level Leaving Certificate paper in Mathematics or alternatively obtain a pass in the Special Engineering Entrance Examination in Mathematics (held in the University).

For A -Levels: A minimum of Grade C in Mathematics is required.

Duration: 4 years

Next start date: September 2014

Entry points(2013): range 515 - 595

A Level Grades (2013): A*A*A* (A-Level) & a (AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake: 7

Course outline

Year 1

  • Engineering Calculus
  • Engineering Mathematical Methods
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Computing


Year 2

  • Engineering Calculus
  • Engineering Algebra
  • Applied Maths I & II Engineering Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Electrical Circuits and Systems I & II
  • Analogue Systems Design I
  • Microprocessor Systems Engineering I & II
  • Theory of Machines
  • Digital Systems
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Theory Programming


Year 3

  • Business Management and Finance
  • Professional Studies
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Electrical Power and Machines
  • Signals and Communications
  • Communications Systems Engineering
  • Project and laboratory work
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Digital Systems
  • Analogue Systems Design


Year 4

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Systems Design and VHDL
  • Telecommunications Software Applications
  • Project and Laboratory work
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Advanced RF Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Applied Software Engineering

Further education

Graduates can pursue postgraduate study in the college as Masters or PhD students. Students who enter postgraduate study directly from their undergraduate courses are normally admitted to the Master of Engineering Science (MEngSc) or the PhD programmes. The MEngSc degree may be obtained by course work with a minor thesis or by research work with a major thesis.

Find out more

Electrical & Electronic Engineering
T 353 91 492728
F 353 91 494511
E mary.costello@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/eee/

CAO code

GY414

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €7,492 p.a. 2014/15 (Inclusive of Levy & SCC)
 - Tuition: €4,518 p.a. 2014/15
 - Student contribution: €2,750 p.a. 2014/15
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2014/15

EU Fees:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €2,750 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.