Work and Careers
What do Electronic & Computer Engineers do?Electronic and Computer engineers have a strong mix of hardware and software skills combined with good analysis capability. This enables them to play key roles in research, design, development, test and installation of a wide range of systems related to:
- Electrical Energy Engineering.
Graduates of LM118 will play key roles in the research, design, development, test and installation of future systems. They will frequently work in teams to tackle complex and challenging problems. Graduates may also pursue higher degrees by research (MEng, PhD, etc.), or through taught postgraduate programmes (MSc, MEng, MBA, etc.) if they wish.
Engineers often move quickly into senior management and consultancy positions, using their analytical approach to project management and problem solving. There are also world-wide opportunities for advanced study and research. In addition graduates can diversify into many other areas such as business, medicine and law.
The programme of study offers excellent choice, thereby enhancing the range employment prospects and career choice options for the student.
Careers for Electronic and Computer Engineering Graduates
The electronics and computing industry (commonly known as Information and Communication Technology – ICT) is a key driver and employer for the continued development of Ireland’s smart economy. ICT is of strategic importance to Ireland, with a strong future providing significant job and career opportunities predicted.
Internationally, across Europe and the USA, the demand for ICT graduates is expected to continue growing. For example in the USA, the US Department of Labour predicts that ICT will be the fastest growing profession with over 30% growth between 2010 and 2018.
Graduates of Electronic and Computer Engineering will build successful careers in a wide range of application areas, including research, design and development in:
- Software Engineering
- Mobile and Wireless Systems
- Computer Systems and Networks
- Game Systems
- Security and Forensics
- Telecommunication Systems
- Sensors and Sensor Networks
- Healthcare and Medical Systems
- Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Technology
- Biomedical Electronics
- Automotive Electronics
- Avionics (aircraft)
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Automation Control Systems
- Energy Control and Automation
- Energy Generation and Distribution Systems
- Electrical Power Systems
- Smart Energy Management
Graduates of this degree programme will play key roles in the research, design, development, test and installation of future systems. They will frequently work in teams to tackle complex and challenging problems. Graduates may also pursue higher degrees by research (MEng, PhD, etc.), or through taught postgraduate programmes (MSc, MEng, MBA, etc.).