Bachelor of Engineering Computer Engineering
CAO Course Code
Why take this course?
Computer engineers play a vital role in the research, design, development and installation of computer hardware and software. Areas where computer engineers are employed include the mobile phone industry, gaming, medical devices, cloud technology, smart transport and energy management.
This degree will provide you with the education and training necessary for a career in the computer, software and electronics industry. You will develop the necessary theoretical knowledge in areas that are crucial to computer engineering and you will develop skills in computer systems administration and problem-solving.
What will I experience?
AIT’s Faculty of Engineering and Informatics is housed in one of the most modern and well-equipped facilities of its kind in the country. Lecturers have extensive industry experience which enriches their teaching skills and competencies.
What do I do in the first year?
- Building and testing electronic circuits based on the Arduino microcontroller
- Configuring small networks based on Cisco CCENT
- How a computer works inside the box, based on CompTIA A+
- Introduction to Java programming
- Complete an electronic project
- Computer Applications (Microsoft Office User System)
Year 2 and 3 extend your knowledge and application of computer engineering, you will complete a predefined project in year 2 and have the opportunity to develop your understanding in a particular area of interest in Year 3 with your own project. The project could be in an area such as Internet of Things / connected devices, software or the wider electronics and communications area.
You can apply for this course via the CAO using AL 704 Computer Engineering or through the common entry route AL701 ICT Engineering.
Graduates of this programme are deemed to have reached the educational standard of Associate Engineer by Engineers Ireland. This qualification is recognised under the Sydney Accord, by more than 40 countries world-wide, including the EU, the US, Australia and Canada.
- Course Duration:
- 3 Year
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- Cut Off CAO Points:
- Course Award:
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Course NFQ Level:
- Level 7
- Dept of Electronics & Informatics
- Minimum Entry Requirements:
Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified Mathematics module included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics.
Refer to the QQI/ FETAC Information listed under Student Resources on the CAO website for the list of accepted Mathematics modules for AL704. http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_search
Careers & Opportunities
Students graduating from this course will be in a position to take up careers as computer engineers in a range of industries. Possible employers include: Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, eBay/Paypal, Yahoo!, Facebook, Amazon, VMWare, SAP, Ericsson, McAfee.
As a graduate you are eligible to apply to join the BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering (Level 8) or BSc (Hons) in Network Management and Cloud Infrastructure at AIT or related programmes at other third-level institutions.
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