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Bachelor of Engineering in Software and Electronic Engineering

Discipline: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Entry Requirements: Minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics, in addition to general entry requirements

Places: 40

CAO Round 1 Points: N/A (New course)

Why Study?

GMIT has one of the most highly valued Engineering qualifications in Ireland.

You will learn about computers, electronics, networking and programming, from the basic transistor to the Internet Of Things. 

There is a particular focus on software and embedded system development. State-of-the-art programming languages and software engineering techniques are taught and used. Computer networking and professional development also form key components of the programme.

We pride ourselves on our innovative learning environment which uses team-and problem-based techniques; this means less teaching and more learning for you.

An eight month work placement is offered in the third year of the programme. This enables students to apply their knowledge and develop their skills within high tech work environments such as Cisco, Intel, Ericsson, Analog Devices, SAP, Avaya, Valeo and Boston Scientific.

Alternatively, students can avail of an Erasmus+ study placement in a partner college in Europe.

Programme Modules

Year 1:

  • Electronic Circuits
  • Software Programming
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Electrical Theory
  • Maths
  • Project1
  • Telecoms
  • Industrial Automation
  • Learning & Innovation Skills

Year 2:

  • Computer Engineering
  • C/C++
  • Analog Electronics
  • Internet Technology
  • Introduction to Java
  • Maths
  • Internet Of Things Project
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Civic Engagement
  • Communication Skills.

Year 3:

  • Embedded Systems
  • System On Chip
  • Linux
  • Maths
  • Software Testing
  • Internet Technology
  • Project
  • Java
  • Work Placement

Career Opportunities

Your qualification is a passport to work anywhere in the world.

The companies you work for may be leaders in computers, the Internet Of Things, software, telecommunications, biomedical devices or broadcast media.

You may work in product design, sales, technical support or management.

Employers who have hired recent graduates include Intel, SAP, Boston Scientific, Valeo, Cisco, HP, Analog Devices and Avaya.

Follow-on Studies: 

Students are eligible for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software and Electronic Engineering and other Level 8 add-on programmes.

Most students choose to do the final year of the Level 8 in Software and Electronic Engineering as it offers them better job opportunities and long-term career progression.

Essential Information: 

Materials Fee

There is a materials fee of €100 per year.


Recognition by Professional Bodies

This programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to apply for associate member grade and gain associate member title.

Studying Electronic & Computer Engineering at GMIT

Contact Us


Des O’Reilly

Head of Department

Tel: +353 (0)91 74 2203

E-mail: Des O'Reilly