Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BE (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Cork

Overview

BE Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a four-year professional engineering course designed to prepare you for employment in the electrical and electronic sectors in Ireland and abroad. It has a broad-based curriculum with strong practical content, including a five-month work placement. It has an excellent record for graduate employment.

The first two years of the course will develop your scientific knowledge, especially in mathematics, physics and the fundamental electrical signal concepts.

The final two years concentrate on applied engineering topics such as:

  • the generation and distribution of electricity;
  • the development of renewable energy systems;
  • industrial automation and control;
  • telecommunications;
  • optoelectronics and photonics;
  • medical electronic systems;
  • consumer electronics;
  • the design and fabrication of microelectronic integrated circuits;

In your final year, a wide range of module options allows you to tailor your studies to suit your particular interests and career ambitions.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

Core (All 5 credit modules)

MA1011 & MA1012Mathematical Methods for Engineers I & II (5 credits each);
CM1001Chemistry for Engineers;
CE1005Engineering Computation and Problem Solving;
ME1001Engineering Materials;
AM1021 & AM1022Mechanics I and II (5 credits each);
PY1006 & PY1007Physics for Engineers I and II (5 credits each);
PE1006Professional Engineering Communication & Ethics;
EE1005Electrical & Electronic Systems

Electives

CE1003 Engineering Structures (5 credits)

NE1001 Introduction to Energy Engineering (5 credits);

PE1003 Introduction to Process and Chemical Engineering (5 credits)

Year 2 Modules:

Linear Circuit Analysis; Numerical Methods and Programming; Mathematics for Engineers; Engineering Thermodynamics; Non-Linear Circuit Analysis;
Digital Electronics; Electronic Circuits; Semiconductor Materials and Devices; Signals and Systems; Power Engineering

Year 3 Modules:

Electromagnetic Fields for Engineers; Telecommunications; Power Electronic Systems; Electromechanical Energy Conversion; Digital Integrated Circuits; Analogue Integrated Circuits; Heat Transfer and Cooling Systems; Signal Processing; Photonic Systems; Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Commercial World; Work Placement; Mechanical Systems;

Study Abroad Option

In addition, you will undertake compulsory work placement, usually in industry, from May to September. Host companies are drawn from a wide variety of sectors, including power/energy, microelectronics, telecommunications, consumer electronics, etc.

Year 4 Modules:

Core

Transmission Lines; Final YearProject

Electives

Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion; Control Engineering; Biomedical Design; Robotics; Engineering Management; Photovoltaic Systems; Digital IC Design; Analogue IC Design; Telecommunications; Digital Signal Processing; Industrial Automation and Control; Electrical Power Systems; RF IC Design; Processing of Integrated Circuits; Optical Electronics

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK600EEE

Course Title: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BE (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in one subject, H4 in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (if the H4 is in Applied Mathematics, a H6 in Mathematics is also required); O6/H7 passes in either three or four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate in Irish, English, Laboratory Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) or Technology, and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 490. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours: You will have 12-15 hours of lectures per week.

Expected lab/practical hours:You will have6-8 hours of laboratories per week.

Projects: Some unstructured time is reserved for work on self-driven projects. In your final year, any time that is not scheduled for formal lectures is intended to be used for your large final-year project.

Some modules incorporate practical laboratories and for these you may be required to purchase basic safety items such as a laboratory coat or goggles. Other modules may require a kit of components to be purchased.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including in-class tests, laboratory reports, assignments and associated reports, projects and associated reports and oral and poster presentations. Most of the individual modules allocate 20-30% of the available marks to these continuous assessments.

The final-year project module, which has a weighting equivalent to three standard modules, is based on continuous assessment and you have to prepare project logbooks, a large project report, a seminar and an open-day presentation.

Following the third-year placement, you will also prepare a report and present a seminar.

Application Procedure

Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAO (www.cao.ie) and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Niamh O'Sullivan

Executive Assistant

T: +353(0) 21 490 3164

E:ni.osullivan@ucc.ie

Dr Kevin McCarthy

Lecturer

T: +353(0) 21 490 2072

E:k.mccarthy@ucc.ie

Dr Colin Murphy

Lecturer

T: +353(0) 21 490 2196

E:cmurphy@rennes.ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBE (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in one subject, H4 in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (if the H4 is in Applied Mathematics, a H6 in Mathematics is also required); O6/H7 passes in either three or four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate in Irish, English, Laboratory Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) or Technology, and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 490. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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