Over the past fifty years, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCC has established an international reputation for the continued outstanding quality of its professional electrical engineering graduates. Of key importance is the breadth of our Bachelors of Engineering (BE) Honours Degree CK605 program which equips all our graduates with the necessary skills to adapt to the most recent advances in technology and flourish in a rapidly changing technologically dependent world. This maximizes the graduate’s employability and gives them the best career options of any graduate, ensuring that as a CK605 graduate one is the first to be sought given cycling national economies. The BE (Electrical and Electronic) degree program is accredited by Engineers Ireland and is thereby recognized by all international professional engineering accrediting bodies including the IEEE and the IET(formerly IEE).
In Fall 2008, UCC launched a new 4-year BE degree in Energy Engineering within the School of Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering playing a vital role in teaching energy courses and conducting energy-based research. Energy research and teaching covers expertise across several engineering areas and UCC has brought together its expertise in electrical, civil, mechanical, and chemical/process engineering to provide students with a new opportunity for career development in an ever increasing energy-sensitive world.
Our students also have the opportunity to avail of UCC international study abroad programs with various leading engineering universities. Typically students in their 2nd or 3rd years spend one to two semesters (teaching period) abroad as exchange students. Click the heading for list of universities.