Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Engineering

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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.

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. The programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland.

Additional Information


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 Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Electronics & Informatics
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Applicants should hold a Level 6 in HC Electronics & Computer Engineering or an equivalent qualification.

QQI: Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified mathematics module included in their award either module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for IT (5N18396) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics.



Engineers Ireland; AEng MIEI


Course Structure

Year 1

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.

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