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Qualification : BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH304

CAO Points : 414

Closing Date : 01 July 2019

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  • The Electronic Engineering degree is accredited by the Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI) and is recognised internationally. Graduates of the BE (hons) degree are eligible for membership of the Institute. Honours graduates are also eligible for associate membership of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (AMIEE) in the UK and membership of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE) in the USA.
  • For each of the final year degree pathways in Engineering i.e. Computer Engineering (COE), Electronic Engineering (EEG), Communications Engineering (COM), students take the same modules in first, second and third year.
Why choose this degree?
  • Through our research programmes, Electronic Engineering at Maynooth has developed world-class expertise in the area of mobile communications, biomedical diagnostics and technologies, and the intelligent control of large machines such as Robots or wave machines.
  • Each of these areas is matched to rapidly growing industries and excellent job opportunities. By bringing this deep knowledge to all the undergraduate programmes, we provide our graduates with a world-class electronic engineering education but also a head start in these exciting and important areas.
  • Students progressing to Year 5 Master’s exit have the option in Year 4 to complete: 6 month industry work experience / Erasmus or Research Project.
  • Students take the same modules in first, second and third year
  • 3rd year students complete 10 taught modules (5 credits each) over semester 1 & 2, and a community-based PBL (Project Based Learning) module (10 credits) in semester 2.
  • Students have two progression routes out of the programme to qualification, depending on their grade average in third year
  • In fourth year students specialise in one of the following three options, completing their degree with a BE honours:

> Electronic Engineering with Computers (COE)
> Electronic Engineering (EEG)
> Electronic Engineering with Communications (COM)

OR

  • Students with a minimum of 2:2 grade (50%) in 3rd year may complete a further 2 years to graduate with an ME in Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial work experience is available to students in the 4th year of the 5 year Masters.
  • Students may alternatively choose Erasmus, Study Abroad or a Research Internship (subject to availability).
Course Duration: 4 years

  • Our graduates are equipped to work in silicon chip manufacturing and design (e.g. Intel), communications companies and in the development of products closely combining hardware and software.
  • Students now have the opportunity to graduate after 5 years with an ME in Electronic Engineering (master’s level). This degree will exempt holders from any further written examination on the path to qualify as a Chartered Engineer. Beyond electronic engineering, our graduates have the software skills to work in most software companies, and the problem solving and mathematical skills for many roles in the financial and management sectors.
  • Our postgraduate programmes currently include:
    • ME in Healthcare Technologies
    • ME in Electronic Engineering
    • Masters Research in Electronic Engineering
    • PhD in Electronic Engineering
This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes N/A H4
Science Yes O6 H7

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application. Interview. Applicants may be required to take a Mathematics Test.
 
H4 Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent is required. An Engineering Mathematics Exam is also available in March/April and again in August for students who have not attained a H4 in Mathematics.
 
 
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2019. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2019.
 
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Mature student applicants who have a disability 

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2019 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

01 February 2019

Additional Information

2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & a Science subject (i.e. Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Physics with Chemistry or Technology) & *H4 Mathematics.
*Applicants who do not achieve the H4 in their Leaving Certificate 2018 Mathematics exam can sit the Engineering Mathematics Examination held in March/April and again in late August (more than one attempt at the exam is allowed). The exam is based on Paper 1 of the Leaving Certificate curriculum. Applicants must achieve at least H4 grade in this exam, along with the other entry requirements, in order to be accepted on to our Electronic Engineering degree (MH304). Applicants under 23 years of age need to have attained at least 300 points in their Leaving Certificate or equivalent plus basic entry requirements.
 
 
The Maynooth Education
Click here for details about the 2nd year optional Electives available in this degree. 
 
HEAR and DARE
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
 
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.

Categories of applicant:

  • School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
  • Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
  • EU/EFTA/UK students
  • International students (outside the EU)
  • QQI (Further Education) students
  • Transferring students
  • Deferring students

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