Engineering - Electronic Design

ProfDip Electronic Design
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)
Ireland has a dynamic electronic design industry that employs over eight thousand people and generates export revenue of approximately €9 Billion per annum. The industry depends for its success on the continuing development of talent to the highest international standards. The Professional Diploma in Electronic Design is designed to help electronics graduates transition into design and/or to improve their professional skills.

Until recently, it has been impossible for engineers working in industry to gain access to the graduate-level electronic design modules offered by University College Dublin because attendance at the Belfield campus was compulsory; this made participation impossible for those outside Dublin and for those in full-time employment.

By making selected modules available online, this programme provides a unique opportunity to learn from world leaders in embedded systems, power electronics, mixed-signal, RF, and microwave circuit design, while in employment. Modules are also taught by leaders in the field who regularly publish in the top journals and conferences.

Programme Outcomes
The learning outcomes are as follows: (1) familiarity with and knowledge of prototypical analogue, mixed-signal, radiofrequency and power electronic circuits; (2) ability to use electronic design automation (EDA) software to design circuits of medium complexity; (3) ability to analyse and design electronic circuits to solve specified problems; (4) ability to communicate effectively in the field of electronic design and (5) ability to learn independently.

Subjects taught

The Professional Diploma in Electronic Design comprises 20 credits of Option Modules (four modules). These module are selected from eight modules which are offered across the Spring and Autumn Trimesters. Modules are delivered in real-time to full-time students and made available online (in real time and via recordings) to off-site learners.

For those who wish to take individual modules, but not the diploma, please contact the ADVANCE Centre -

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a NFQ Level 8 (or International equivalent ) BE degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

Prof Dip Electronic Design (Sept) PT (T362)


* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


1 year part-time.

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Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Many leading multinational companies in the electronics industry, including Analog Devices, Bosch, Cadence, Infineon, Intel, Microchip, ON Semiconductor, Qorvo, Synopsys, and Xilinx, have design centres in Ireland that specialise in some or all of digital design, power, mixed-signal and RF circuits. Electronic design companies are constantly in search of highly-skilled design engineers, and invest heavily in the professional development of their staff.

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