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CIT Electrical & Electronic Engineering News

Louis O Halloran Award 2019

Congratulations to Abbass Bracken who won the Louis O Halloran award this year.

Presentation of Louis O Halloran award

Faculty of Engineering & Science Awards 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Faculty of Engineering & Science Awards 2018. These were;
Best Electrical level 7: Sean Lehane, sponsor Bank of Ireland.
Best Electronic level 7: Kieran McEnery, sponsor Bank of Ireland
Best Electrical level 8: Alan Jenkin, sponsor Horner APG
Best Electronic level 8: Caoimhe Conlon, sponsor Cork Electronic Industry Assoc. (CEIA)

FES award winnersFES award winners

FES award winnersFES award winners

Conferrings 2018

This years electronics graduates were conferred in October. Congratulations to them!

Some of this years graduates with their lecturers

APPrentice Competition 2018

Electronics student Adam Burke scooped the overall top prize for the 2018 APPrentice Competition 2018 at the APPrentice final. The icing on the cake, Caoimhe Conlon also from electronics took second place. There were a total of 102 entries for the APPrentice competition.

Louis O Halloran Award

Out of our three 2018 finalists, Colm Hennessy (EPS3), Derek O’Toole (ELX3) and Michael Sleator (EPS3), Michael emerged as the winner with a very fine submission on using IT in a preventive maintenance role in a process plant. All three students are a credit to the department and we wish them well into the future.

New Faces 2017

Photos of some of our new students in the electronics applications workshop are here.

Photo of students in our workshop

Open Day 2017

The electrical and electronics students demonstrated their projects at the end of the semester. Click here to view the photos of the open day.

Project open day 2017 images

Autonomous Robotic Campus Tour Guide

Well done to the third year electronics students who submitted a team project to a competition sponsored by National Instruments (NI). The competition was about robots using LabVIEW and entrants were required to submit a report and a video of their work. Click here to see their entry. Team E&E Eng have just been notified by NI that they are among the top ten finalists for the global student design showcase. Congratulations to electronics students Adam Burke, Craig Davitt, to Erasmus students Monica Kozakiewicz and Jacek Jankowski, both from Wroclaw UST., and to the project supervisor Donal O’Donovan. Donal and Pat Cogan set up the National Instruments Academy within the E&E Eng Dept in 2013, one of only three such academys in the country.

National Instruments Logo

Louis O' Halloran Scholarship Award Launched

The Louis O' Halloran Scholarship Award was launched in December 2016. This award is for the best computer engineering entry in a challenge set for Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering students.

Launch of the Louis O'Halloran Scholarship Award

National Instruments Prize

Well done to Jacek Jankowski, of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, who has recently been awarded a National Instruments student project sponsorship. The sponsorship consists of 2,500 euro of National Instruments equipment and relevant technical training to advance the project’s goals. The award also consists of a 500 euro personal prize. Jacek's project involved developing a flexible plug-in software framework, using National Instruments LabVIEW, to evaluate high-level, subsumption-based control strategies for a mobile robot. The framework facilitates custom-written behavior modules, written by other students, to be easily integrated into the high-level control strategy. The project was carried out under the supervision of Donal O'Donovan.


Jacek and the departments bomb disposal robotNational Instruments Logo

CIT LabVIEW Academy Launch

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at CIT is now an accredited National Instruments LabVIEW academy. This means that we offer courses with hands-on training in LabVIEW that prepares students for the Certified LabVIEW Associated Developer (CLAD) certification exam. The academy launch took place on the 8th of May. Shown below are Donal O Donovan (lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Sarah Coleman (NI District Sales Manager, Ireland), David Baker (NI Academic Program Manager), Dr Joe Connell (Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering).

National Instruments LabVIEW Academy logo

labview launch photograph

Click here for more information

European Can Sat Competition

Congratulations to Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering lecturer Dr. Martin Hill on his team’s second placing in the European Can Sat competition in Holland in April. The competition is sponsored by the European Space Agency and 11 teams from all over Europe took part. The challenge is for secondary school students to build a unit which records and transmits pressure/humidity/etc. from various heights above the ground while parachuting downwards; the unit is launched initially inside a rocket to an altitude of 1km approx. and then released. Martin Hill was mentoring the team from Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire.

Join the Electronics Alumni Group on LinkedIn

This is a LinkedIn group for CIT's Electronic Engineering students and graduates. Click here to join.

CIT Open Day

The CIT open day allows potential students to visit our facilities and see our robot soccer and bomb disposal robot demonstrations. At the end of the academic year in May the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Project Open Day takes place so this is another opportunity to meet us and view the student projects.

people looking at transparent PC

Creative Circuits

The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering ran a Creative Circuits course during science week this November. Secondary school students designed and built their own circuits using advanced computer aided design (CAD) tools and fabrication processes. This interactive workshop offered a unique insight into the world of electronics. In the picture below are Michael Murray(lecturer - CIT) and the students from Coláiste an Phiarsaigh Glanmire.

students looking at circuit

Learning Support

The Learning Support Unit provide additional assistance with key subjects. The subjects covered are Maths, Physics, Programming and Electronics. No prior booking is necessary, students are welcome to “walk-in” at the designated times. More information is available at http://learningsupport.cit.ie

Exploring Electronics at CIT

In the fourth year of a unique cooperation between UCC and the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology, 43 Postgraduate Diploma in Education student teachers have just completed a six week introductory course on electronics.  The training program is based on the "Exploring Electronics" Transition Year Module developed at CIT with significant backing from the industry and is aimed at de-mystifying electronics in the Second Level Class room. On the final night of the course the teachers are presented with certificates of achievement from the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and a hardware kit to support the use of the module in their future schools. Click here for the Yenka circuit files used in the module. For more information on the module click here.

teachers soldering

Bronze Medal

Gary O'Connor, postgraduate research student in the new Nimbus Centre and the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering has just returned from Stockholm where he presented his Masters thesis work in the CVIS project application contest at the ITS World Congress, the world's premier event in the area of Intelligent Transport Systems. Congratulations to Gary on winning the Bronze prize and EUR7,500 in prize money for his outstanding work.

Visual Programming - Labview Introductory Course

A web page explaining what this free choice module is about is now available here.

Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Winner

Electronic Engineering's Colm O'Brien won the Siemens Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year 2009 Award. Well done Colm!

Photograph of innivative student of the year

Build Your Own PC

The most recent offering of the Build Your Own PC free choice module finished in May. To find out more click here.

Innovation Prize

Electronics students Shane Flynn, David Whoriskey, Jason Burke and Daniel O’Brien won the second prize of 1,000 euro at this years CIT Innovation Awards. The students designed the My Caring Bear product — a discreet electronic device that can be slipped inside a babygro or vest. It monitors an infant’s heart rate and can detect sound and movement. It then sends a signal via a wireless network to a specially designed cuddly bear which can be programmed to play soothing sounds like lullabies or womb sounds.

innovation runners up 2009


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