GMIT Prospectus 2022/23


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software & Electronic Engineering (Level 8) Bachelor of Engineering in Software & Electronic Engineering (Level 7)

Code: GA580 Level: 8 Code: GA570 Level: 7

Why study Software and Electronic Engineering? GMIT has one of the most highly valued Software & Electronic Engineering qualifications in Ireland. You will learn about software, computers, electronics, the Internet, and the cloud, from the basic transistor to the Internet of Things. There is a particular focus on state-of-the-art technologies and engineering techniques. Your personal and professional development form key components of the course. 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 course. 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.

What are my career opportunities? Your qualification is a passport to work anywhere in the world. The companies you work for will be leaders in computers, the Internet of Things, software, medical technology, autonomous cars, and telecommunications. Engineers work in many roles including product design, technical support, research, sales, and management. Employers who have hired recent graduates include Cisco, Intel, Ericsson, Analog Devices, SAP, Avaya, Valeo, Jaguar Land Rover, Boston Scientific, and Medtronic. Entry Requirements In addition to the Level 6/7 and Level 8 general entry requirements, candidates must have a minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics. Recognition by Professional Bodies The Software and Electronic Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Ireland at Associate Engineer Level.

What will I study?

Student experience

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 Design and Verification • Linux • Maths • Software Testing • Internet Technology • Project • Java • Work Placement Year 4: • Cloud Computing • DSP • C++ • Network Programming • Mobile App Development • Embedded Real Time Operating Systems • Enterprise & Innovation • Software Engineering/Testing • Project

Andrew McGlynn I have always had a passion for new and upcoming technologies. The course equipped me with a range of skills in hardware and software design. I continued with my studies in GMIT and pursued a Masters in Engineering by research in the area of software applications for people suffering with dementia. GMIT provided me with the skills which I applied in my research. I would sincerely recommend the degree in Software and Electronic Engineering.

Andrew is a Senior Software Engineer at Cisco in Galway.

DURATION 3/4 years



School of Engineering

Talk to us: Des O’Reilly, Head of Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Tel: +353 91 742203 | E-mail:


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