School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
Students: €9,250 International GDL
This degree has been created to produce professionals with a thorough understanding of the theoretical principles of the new communication technologies. The course provides a firm foundation of these theoretical principles and is reinforced by practical work involving the design, testing and implementation of actual systems. The course aims to produce engineers who are versatile, adaptable and possess technical knowledge and analytical capability together with some of the practical design skills relevant to the modern telecommunications industry.
Graduates of this course are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, or pioneer new management methods.
The Faculty has been chosen as a leading CISCO Academy and trains instructors in CISCO's networking academies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It's no wonder we've been able to develop a core of highly trained staff and excellent facilities and learning materials, which have in turn benefited the development of the course. You'll find the CISCO Academy adds real value. Students welcome the opportunity to take CISCO qualifications alongside the course to gain a sought after industry standard qualification alongside their degree. These valuable qualifications have helped past students find the jobs they want, especially internationally, in China, Spain, Portugal and UAE.
- Mathematical Analysis-30 credits
- Electrical Principles-15 credits
- Electronics-30 credits
- Computer Networking Basics-30 credits
- Measurement & Analysis-15 credits
- Management in Engineering Innovation-15 credits
- Communications Systems-30 credits
- Telecoms Technology-30 credits
- Switched LANS & WANS-30 credits
- Analogue Electronics-15 credits
- Project-30 credits
- Digital Communications-15 credits
- Advanced Telecoms Technology-30 credits
- Advanced Network Technology-15 credits
- Digital Signal Processing-30 credits
Business: This theme provides an understanding of market-led innovation planning and management, enabling you to commence production of marketing plans, relating resources and enterprise development to the needs of markets and wealth creation. It also further develops your teamwork skills in evaluating and effectively communicating information in both written and oral form. The project module itself allows you to research and report on a topic of study that relates to your programme, and is further supported by the measurement and analysis module.
Communications: The theme provides knowledge and understanding of the electrical principles in communications engineering needed to develop a communications system.
Telecommunications: This is the core of the course and aims to provide students with an understanding of actual system technologies that are used in modern telecommunication industries.
Networking: This theme consists of technologies employed in Local and Wide Area Networks. It follows the Cisco CCNA curriculum and introduces protocols, LAN/WAN terminology, TCP/IP, addressing, switching, routing protocols and management of networks.
Signals and Systems: This theme underpins signal processing for circuits and systems, focusing on the analysis, design, and practical implementation of systems in communications engineering or industrial application.
We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including continuous assessment, in-class tests, examinations, laboratory exercises and project work. We find this helps us to appraise your all-round ability-and gives you the best opportunity to excel.
We encourage you to further enhance your career prospects by including an industrial placement in your course. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years. As well as providing the workplace experience that many employers are looking for, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path. The Faculty's placements team will give you every support throughout the placement process.