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Course Details

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems

Course code: BN423 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering or equivalent.
Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 8
Fee: €3500 per year
Schedule: Online Lectures (recorded), 2 evenings per week (times and durations published at start of semester), 3-4 practical sessions per semester, Saturday 9.00am-3pm
Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB Note : This course is not being offered in the academic year starting Sept 2014.

Note :

This course is not being offered in the academic year starting September 2014.

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Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Engineering (NFQ level 7) in Computer Engineering (or equivalent
qualification). Students should have access to a PC and broadband.


Computer Engineering involves the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, test and maintenance of software and hardware of modern computing systems, and computer controlled equipment.
Computer Engineering uses a basis in maths, computing, science and engineering to solve technical problems relating to computer hardware, software, networks and related systems. As computer based systems continue to become more pervasive and powerful (note the growth of smart phones for example), demand for computer
engineering graduates continues to grow.

Course Aim

The programme is targeted towards those working in a related industry, who have
already achieved the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
or a related discipline(NFQ level 7) and who desire to upskill to a Bachelor of
Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering(NFQ level 8).

The programme of study aims to produce graduates who can work in areas such as

  • Embedded Systems
  • Mobile device development and
  • Software development
  • VLSI development


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include working as design/development/test engineers in the
areas of embedded system development, mobile application development, software
development and VLSI.

Course Content

Subject areas include :

Embedded systems: Working with leading edge technology to understand and be able to address design/ development and test issues associated with the deployment of embedded computing devices in an application context.

Wireless Communications: Wireless communications is an ever evolving field.
The evolution is driven by demands for high data rates, high spectral efficiency,
multimedia applications and seamless connectivity between wired and wireless

Mobile Networking: According to a 2011 study conducted by Cisco Systems Inc1,
it is predicted that mobile data traffic on the Internet will grow 3 times faster than fixed IP traffic. By 2015, Internet traffic from wireless devices will surpass Internet traffic from wired devices. It is envisaged that the driving force behind the explosion in mobile traffic will be video, video traffic currently constitutes 50% of observed mobile data on the Internet.

Digital Signal Processing: The application areas of DSP continue to expand in line with processor and sensor technology developments and the ubiquitous computing power available in modern devices. The primary market for DSP continues to be communications, although consumer electronics has emerged as a major market component and continues to grow.

Software Development: Object Oriented Programming techniques will be
applied to mobile phone application development, and the implementation of algorithms. The advent of the cloud computing paradigm, promoted in part by improvements network speeds, has made remote database hosting options
available to corporate and personal users. Cloud Database vendors, including
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, GoGrid and RackSpace, offer database hosting
on a range of levels, including virtual machine hosting, managed hosting and
DB as a service.


Year 1 Year 2
Project Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
Mathematics 7 for Computer Engineering Mobile Application Development
Embedded Operating Systems Management Information Systems
Mobile Internetworking Applications of Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Java and Algorithms  
Wireless Communication Systems  

Note :

Project will be delivered across Year 1 and Year 2 and assessed at the end of the course.

Course Delivery

This course will be offered over 2 years in four semesters with a possibility of one extra summer semester. The lecture content will be provided as ‘live’ online lectures. These are recorded and can be viewed again at a time convenient to the student. Students will be required to attend ITB for three practical days per
semester, these normally take place on a Saturday. Tutorials and continuous
assessment will be provided online as applicable.
Occasionally during the programme students may be expected to be available for accelerated delivery of certain practical modules. The time and duration of these modules will be agreed in good time.


Resources such as lecture notes, past exam papers, tutorials etc. will all be made available online, for access at home or work. Through discussion groups and forums as well as e-mail and phone support there is a wide range of support
available to students from both lecturers and class colleagues.
Once registered as a student, computer facilities are available in ITB at all times.
Computer application training is given during the first semester. Online material
is available to students who have internet access. In addition to web resources the
library stocks many of the texts referred to in class.


There is a wide range of assessment procedures employed in this programme.
Assessment will range from laboratory assignments to online tests. Many of the
modules will be continuously assessed throughout the semester, and the final
module mark arrived at by a combination of final exam and continuous assessment.
In some cases modules are assessed by ongoing continuous assessment only.


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What our students say...

Pearse Lynch

"The college is fun and I'm really happy with the course, the fact that there is a lot of practical in it and not all just theory… the practicals are very good – it's very hands on."

Pearse Lynch,
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