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Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering

Higher Certificate in Eng
Programme Code: CR_EELXE_6
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:120
programmeReviewDate:May 2025
Field of Study:Electronic Engineering

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Basic knowledge across a broad area of electronic engineering, together with the skills required to work in the electronics industry. This area includes; Analogue and digital circuits and communications systems, computer systems and programming, microprocessor systems, fundamental electrical principles, mathematics, engineering practice including CAD drawing, manual workshop skills and faultfinding, written and oral communication skills, skills associated with successful completion of an individual project.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) The key areas of knowledge and skills required to operate successfully as an electronics technician.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The cognitive skill to relate schematic or circuit diagrams, logic diagrams, and layout drawings to the physical circuit or object under consideration; The competance to operate a wide range of electronic measuring instruments; The ability to use the above instruments to test electronic sub-units, diagnose faults, effect their repair, and write a clear report; The working knowledge of high and low level computer languages; The ability to construct or fabricate electronic circuits when presented with rough schematic diagrams; The ability to propose and specify equipment, and communicate lucidly both orally, and in writing.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to identify and specify engineering problems in system terms; formulate solutions and methods to solve these problems; apply their specialised skills and tools in a structured way as required.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to solve engineering problems, and to make considered judgements on the relative merits of different solutions. In solving engineering problems, those who successfully complete this programme will be able to: compare the merits of various hardware and software solutions; make value judgements in areas of cost and environmental impact; determine whether specialist input is required, or input from people with a different or higher skill level.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to assess the complexity of engineering problems; to work alone, in small groups, or as part of a larger team. The ability to communicate effectively, using the appropriate communication tools and methods, with the engineering community and society at large.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) An awareness of their learning ability, and the capability of taking responsibility for the pace and depth of their own learning, and where new learning might be of benefit.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) An appreciation of the arts, and the role of technology within society. An awareness of how their industry impacts on the environment and society in general.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ELTR6002 Analogue Electronics 1
ELEC6018 Electrical DC Principles
MATH6014 Technological Mathematics 1
ELTR6005 Digital Systems Fundamentals
ELTR6011 Electronics Applications
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ELTR6003 Analogue Electronics 2
ELEC6019 Electrical AC Principles
MATH6045 Technological Maths 2 (Elec)
ELTR6006 Digital Systems: Logic Apps
INTR6002 Embedded Programming
Module Code Module Title
ELTR6022 Electronic Design Automation
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ELTR6025 Mixed Signal Digital
INTR6022 Computing System Technology
MATH6041 Technological Mathematics 220
ELTR6016 Microprocessor Systems
INTR6017 Electronic Systems Programming
Module Code Module Title
INTR6020 Mobile Robotics
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ELTR6026 Mixed Signal Analogue
ELTR6019 Telecomms and Networking
MATH6043 Technological Mathematics 221
ELTR6017 Microprocessor Systems I/O
ELTR6028 Electronic System Test
ELTR6024 Electronic Project

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