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Computer Engineering – BEng

  • CAO Points: 215

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 3

Course Overview

Computer engineers play a vital role in the research, design, development and installation of computer hardware and software. Areas where computer engineers are employed include the mobile phone industry, gaming, medical devices, cloud technology, smart transport and energy management.

This degree will provide you with the education and training necessary for a career in the computer, software and electronics industry. You will develop the necessary theoretical knowledge in areas that are crucial to computer engineering and you will develop skills in computer systems administration and problem-solving.

Contact Details

Dr. Enda Fallon

Head of Department


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).


Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified Mathematics module included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Mathematics

  • Software Development

  • Network Infrastructure

  • Electronic Systems

  • Computer Systems

  • Communication for University

  • Mathematics

  • Telecommunications

  • Communication for Engineering

  • Linear Algebra and Probability

  • Engineering Economics

  • Computer Systems Administration

  • Network Infrastructure

  • Connected Devices

  • Cybersecurity

  • Advanced Calculus

  • Wireless LAN’s

  • Network Operating Systems

  • Computer Systems Administration

  • Discrete Mathematics

  • Software Development

  • Embedded Systems

  • Data Communications and Networks

  • Agile Software Design

  • Data Analysis and Visualisation

  • Placement Preparation

  • Placement for Computer Engineering

What can you do after this programme?

Students graduating from this course will be in a position to take up careers as computer engineers in a range of industries. Possible employers include: Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, eBay/Paypal, Yahoo!, Facebook, Amazon, VMWare, SAP, Ericsson, McAfee.

As a graduate you are eligible to apply to join the BEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering (Level 8) at TUS or elsewhere.

Student Testimonial

James Craven: Computer Engineering offered me a great variety of modules and experiences. From soldering components on circuit boards, setting up networks, developing PC and phone-based applications, and programming the various pieces of hardware for bigger projects. I found the lecturers to be very fair and encouraging with advice and feedback readily available. My studies in Computer Engineering gave me a very strong starting point for the Master’s in Applied Software Engineering which I’m currently studying for.