Advanced Electronic System Design

In recent years, the focus of Electronic System Design has evolved from component level to system level. The range of courses offered by the Advance Centre address the technical development needs of electronic engineering professionals and cover advanced topics in system level design and verification, including smart power, low-latency communications, embedded systems, edge computing, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning and much more.

Accredited digital transformation courses

delivered by UCD, ATU Sligo and TU Dublin

About Advanced Electronic System Design

In recent years, the focus of Electronic System Design has evolved from component level to system level. The range of courses offered by the Advance Centre address the technical development needs of electronic engineering professionals and cover advanced topics in system level design and verification, including smart power, low-latency communications, embedded systems, edge computing, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning and much more.

CPD modules in this course theme

Wireless Systems

Delivered by University College Dublin

Deals with the analysis and design of wireless communication systems.

The emphasis is on the design of transmitters and receivers

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

RF Electronics

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module will look at the operational principles and hardware circuit design aspects of wireless systems from a radio frequency (RF) perspective.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Power Electronics Technology

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers the operation and technology of the modern power conversion system with a focus on low to medium power applications in electronics.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Optimisation Techniques

Delivered by University College Dublin

Presents the mathematical concepts and algorithmic tools for modeling and solving practical optimization problems.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Analogue Integrated Circuits

Delivered by University College Dublin

Deals with analysis and simulation of elementary transistor stages, current mirrors, operational amplifiers and reference circuits.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Advanced Signal Processing

Delivered by University College Dublin

Expose learners to random signals, some fundamental statistical signal processing techniques, adaptive filtering, its applications.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Optoelectronics

Delivered by University College Dublin

Comprises the deployment of visible and near infra-red electromagnetic waves to advantage in telecommunications

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Digital Communications

Delivered by University College Dublin

Deals with the theoretical underpinning of modern digital communication systems and understanding of the principles behind modern physical-layer line

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Power System Design

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers the power system transient classification by time scale, surge phenomena, lightning induced transients, switching transients.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Applications of Power Electronics

Delivered by University College Dublin

Concerned with understanding, modelling and analysing applications to power electronics to voltage stability and control.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Digital & Embedded Systems

Delivered by University College Dublin

Deals with the design implementation of complex digital systems, involving application-specific hardware, an embedded processor.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits

Delivered by University College Dublin

Deals with analysis and design of mixed-signal circuits,those combining both analogue and digital design techniques.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Optical Engineering

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers application of a range of modelling approaches to physically describe and design standard optical systems.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Professional Diploma in Electronic Design

Delivered by University College Dublin

This programme is designed to help electronics graduates transition into design and professional skills.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 20 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: EU fee per year: 1920 €

Certificate in Electronics and Automation

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A one-year online qualifier to allow holders of craft qualifications and others with substantial relevant work experience to progress to the level 7 BEng in Electronic Engineering.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 30 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €2500

Microcontroller Architecture

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This module introduces students to the hardware of an 8-bit microcontroller, its associated instruction set architecture and assembly language programming.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Microcontroller Architecture

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This module introduces students to C programming for the purpose of interfacing an 8-bit microcontroller to various peripherals in an embedded system.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Embedded Programming 201

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This Module covers the basic programming for a microcontroller using the C programming language.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

BEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A two-year online programme which is year 3 (the award year) of the Level 7 BEng in Electronic Engineering. 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €6,800

Embedded Systems 1

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This module covers Advanced C Programming Topics,  Machine Level Programming Topics, Hardware considerations and          development tools

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Mobile Applications Programming

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Specific development considerations relating to mobile phone application development.  Design, implement, debug and test a mobile phone based application on a mobile OS.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Digital Signal Processing 301

Delivered by ATU Sligo

An introductory course in DSP, covering the use of Statistics/Probability & Noise, ADC & DAC, Sampling Theory, Linear Systems, Convolution & Discrete Fourier Transform.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Data Communications

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Learn how to set up a communications link between a microcontroller and external devices using either EUSART, SPI or I2C protocols.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Embedded Systems 2

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This module covers advanced c topics such as Memory Management and Compiler optimisation.  It also looks at some RTOS fundamentals and use of development tools

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

System Design Integration and Test

Delivered by ATU Sligo

PCB design with regard to manufacturing and testability. Issues relating to minimising of EMI at the board & system level & the need to meet EMC requirements.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Digital Signal Processing 302

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Application of Discrete Fourier and z-transforms, Digital Signal & System analysis & Digital Filter Design. Geared towards implementation of DSP techniques in software.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Computer Engineering

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A two-year online programme which is year 4 (the award year) of the Level 8 BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering. 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €8,900

Real Time Operating Systems

Delivered by ATU Sligo

On completion, the learner will have experience in the architecture and the fundamental building blocks of a real time operating system.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Digital Signal Processing 401

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A Digital Signal Processing Module covering the z-transform, Digital Filter design of FIR and IIR Filters and conversion of Analogue Filters to Digital Filters.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Artificial Intelligence

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This subject aims to make students aware of the many areas of artificial intelligence and the tools available for AI type solutions. Identify suitable problems for AI solutions. Examine in detail and implement structures for representing knowledge. 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Advanced Embedded Systems

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This module introduces students to the architecture of a 32-bit RISC microcontroller.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Programmable Logic Technology

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Current programmable logic technologies in terms of features, architecture and use of design tools.  Users will implement a set of logic designs from concept/brief through to implementation

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Operating Systems Interfacing

Delivered by ATU Sligo

On completion the learner will have implemented a number of programmed solutions utilising services and interfaces to an operating system.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Digital Signal Processing 402

Delivered by ATU Sligo

On completion the learner will have implemented a number of programmed solutions utilising services and interfaces to an operating system.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Advanced Embedded Programming

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A course in programming for advanced embedded sytems (such as 32 bit RISC systems or DSPs) including those with running an operating system.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Professional Diploma Power System Analysis

Delivered by University College Dublin

The programme offers state-of-the-art modules in power system modelling, dynamics and control.

  • Starts September 2022
  • In-class Teaching
  • 20 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: EU fee per year : 1920 €

Renewable Energy Systems

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers basic concepts basic energy concepts in renewable energy systems.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Power System Dynamics and Control

Delivered by University College Dublin

Presents dynamic models and controll schemes of the most important devices that compose a power system network.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Biomedical Signal Processing

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers biomedical signals represented in digital format and fundamental processing tools ranging from signal averaging to filtering.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

Bioinstrumentation

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module covers the fundamental principles of measurement andinstrumentation as applied in biomedical device design.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

Neural Engineering

Delivered by University College Dublin

Introduce learners to the interdisciplinary field of Neural Engineering.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

Rehabilitation Engineering

Delivered by University College Dublin

Introduces learners to the field of Rehabilitation Engineering.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

Biomedical Imaging

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers biomedical signals represented in digital format and fundamental processing tools ranging from signal averaging to filtering.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

Experimental Design and Statistics for Engineers

Delivered by University College Dublin

Covers fundamental principles of experimental design and statistics, and the practical implementation of a comprehensive range of statistical analyses in Python.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Part-Time
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

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