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Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 240 )

Electrical and Electronic Engineers have revolutionised the way we live today. As an electronic or electrical engineer, you can lead the way in designing technologies that will shape our world. Such engineers use creative ways to generate and handle electricity and information. They have developed the technologies we use to listen to music and communicate with one another, including smartphones and the Internet. Electrical and electronic engineers are also developing new ways to solve the world’s energy problems by harnessing renewable energy sources like wind and ocean energy.

For more information regarding this course, please click School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

How do I apply?

For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
Electrical/Electronic Engineering(NUS1) - Undergraduate Degree (Non EU) Entry in
Full Time - 4 Year(s) Apply from -
Oct 2019
Electrical/Electronic Engineering(NUS1) - Access Progression Pathway Entry in
Full Time - 4 Year(s) Apply from -
Feb 2020

First Year

Engineering students follow a common first year. Modules include:

  • Chemistry
  • Creativity in Design
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Physics


Second to Fifth Year

Students on this degree follow the same pathway until their third year, when they specialise in either Electrical or Electronic Engineering. Modules include:

  • Electrical & Electronic Circuits
  • Electromagnetics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Signal Processing
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Power System Engineering
  • Radiofrequency Electronics
  • Neural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power System Operation


A student’s week includes attending lectures and tutorials, as well as participating in laboratory-based assignments and undertaking independent study.

You could be involved in projects that make a difference to the world, e.g. harnessing new sources of energy or developing advanced digital technologies. Exciting opportunities exist in areas such as designing new means of communication or the next generation of multimedia devices, studying the human brain, working with electrical power systems or developing new imaging techniques. You can also pursue graduate study internationally or as part of a UCD Master’s degree, e.g. ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering, ME in Electrical Power Engineering, ME in Biomedical Engineering, ME in Engineering with Business or ME in Optical Engineering. Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the ME programmes. Six- to eight-month internships (the majority of which are paid) have included the following employers: Accenture, Analog Devices, Eiratech Robotics, EirGrid, ESB, Intel, Mainstream Renewable Power, Workday, and Xilinx.
Opportunities to date have included:

  • Virginia Tech University, USA
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
  • EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
  • University of California, Davis, USA
  • “I was originally attracted to UCD Engineering due to its national and international standing, as well as the many engineering disciplines the school offers. I chose to specialise in Electronic and Electrical Engineering for my bachelor’s and later went on to further specialise in Electrical Energy Engineering for my master’s degree, from which I graduated in 2018. My 5 years at UCD has been an amazing journey, in which I have learned about the exciting technologies that shape the electrical grid and energy industry, and the cutting-edge research that will power our future power systems. This allowed me the opportunity to conduct exciting research for my master’s thesis, which has led to a job as an Electrical Markets Engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States.“

    Daniel Levie - Graduate