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Higher Certificate in Engineering in Computer Engineering

CAO code: BN001 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates


Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 6
Method of application: CAO
2017 Points: 180
Award title: Higher Certificate in Engineering
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN301 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.

For minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates ,see


Engineers Ireland has accredited this programme enabling graduates to apply for associate member grade and gain the professional title of 'Associate Engineer' (AEng MIEI)

Engineers Ireland

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Algebra & Geometry
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Circuit Theory
  • Workshop Practice 1
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Calculus
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Programming 1
  • Electrical Science
  • Introduction to Electronic Communications
  • Workshop Practice 2
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Microprocessor Fundamentals
  • Programming 2
  • Electronic Computer Aided Design
  • Interfacing Electronics
  • Computer Networks
  • Linear Algebra & Calculus
Semester 4
  • Microcontroller Applications
  • Digital Logic
  • Web Technologies & Databases
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Project


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