Electronic Engineering

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Welcome to the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

What is an engineer?  Engineers are people who solve problems! Electronic Engineers use sensors, circuits, microprocessors, telecommunications and a lot of software to solve their problems. To be effective problem solvers, they need to communicate constantly with people from outside the electronic engineering profession so that their solution will work properly and be used easily by people who may not have any knowledge of electronics. Very often, Electronic Engineers will also have to work with other types of engineers and people from areas as diverse as business and marketing.

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As technology gets smaller and smarter, engineers must continuously learn to make sure that they are using the best available resources. In this way, Electronic Engineers can improve on products or invent new ones.

With a qualification in Electronic Engineering you will be able to answer all sorts of questions about how things work.  You will be equipped to be employed in a variety of areas. Our graduates work in circuit design, software design, sales/marketing and technical support. As they have been taught to think for themselves and learn for themselves they are a valuable asset to any business. Electronic Engineering graduates are able to adapt their skill sets to suit whatever task is set before them.

The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, CIT produces Electronic Engineers at NQAI levels 7, 8, 9 and 10.  Pass Leaving Certificate students are enrolled on course CR061 and those Leaving Certificate students with two honours or more are enrolled on course CR590. Honours maths is not required for either programme as you will be taught everything you will need to become a competent engineer as part of your course. You will be learning in laboratories, workshops and lecture rooms and using state of the art equipment so you will be well prepared for pursuing a career once you have qualified.You can see how the various NQAI levels work on our ladder diagram here.

If  you graduate from 4th year with a 1st or 2.1 degree grade you also have the option of pursuing postgraduate research to masters (M.Eng)  level and then to continue on to doctorate (PhD) level within our department.

If you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact me.

Dr. Joseph Connell, BSc.Eng., MSc.(Eng.), PhD (Manchester), C.Eng, FIEI, MIEEE
Head of Dept. of Electronic Engineering
Tel: (021) 432 6429
email: joe.connell@cit.ie

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
CIT, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland.

Tel:+353(0)21-4335470
Fax: +353(0)21-4335471
Email:e-eng@cit.ie