Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

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International entry requirements:

A level: BBB, including mathematics and physics, excluding general studies. The maths requirement is similar to existing Irish HC3/H4 requirement for engineering and the physics requirement is an additional bar. 



Electronic Engineering at Maynooth has developed world-class expertise in the area of mobile communications, biomedical diagnostics and technologies, and intelligent control of large robotic equipment such as renewable energy 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.

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.

The programme has a variety of professional elements – including project management, work experience, and a large element of self-driven individual and team projects.


Students complete the first two years at UCSI College, Kuala Lumpur. Students, who successfully pass all modules in year 2 and achieving an overall pass mark, will transfer to the Maynooth-campus programme. In year 3, all students complete a 6 month work experience module in 3rd year (subject to availability). A Design Exercise module is also available, providing students with in-house research experience should a work placement not be attained.

Course Duration: 4 years

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

·         Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering



This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish No N/A N/A
English No N/A N/A
Language No N/A N/A
Math No N/A N/A
Science No N/A N/A

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Additional Information

This programme is only available to students of UCSI College, Kuala Lumpur.


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