Bachelor of Engineering Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Add-On)

Course Overview

  • 3


  • 7


  • 205


  • Add-on


Why take this course?

Computer engineers play a vital role in the research, design, development and installation of the hardware and software. Amongst the areas where computer engineers are employed are the mobile phone industry, gaming, medical devices, cloud technology, smart transport general technology support services, 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 the skills in computer systems administration and problem-solving.

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. The programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland.

Listen: Dr Enda Fallon offers a fascinating insight into the cutting-edge courses on offer in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering and highlights the array of exciting career opportunities available to graduates.

What will I experience?

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),
  • Mathematics.

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 Inter of Things or the wider computer engineering area. You will specialise more in electronic and software systems which can be applied across a range of industries, and to solve various problems we face such as traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, smart manufacturing, health and well being.

Additional Information


You are eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the registered professional title of Associate Engineer. Graduates of the BEng in Computer Engineering 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 Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
Cut Off CAO Points:
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Computer and Software Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be mathematic 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.



Engineers Ireland; AEng MIEI


Course Structure

Year 1

Computer Systems, Interface Electronics, Networks, Software Development, Mathematics, Electronics Workshop, Communications, Computer Applications.

Year 2

Electronics, Wireless LAN’s, Mathematics, Software Development, Engineering Economics, Communication Systems, Digital Electronics, Business Environment and Systems, Project.

Year 3

Software Development, Digital Signal Processing, Mobile Computing, Computer Systems Administration, Mathematics, Data Communications and Networks, Business Environment and Systems, Project.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

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.

Further Study

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 (Level 8) at AIT or related programmes at other third-level institutions.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Network Management and Cloud Infrastructure

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Facility Gallery