This is a 3-year degree with an embedded systems spine. This means that it starts with digital electronics in 1st year and progresses through microprocessors, PICs, to firmware development and digital systems design.
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.
For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
Leaving Certificate examination in five subjects i.e. Grade O6 or H7 in five subjects. The five subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.cit.ie/course/CR061
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.
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