CAO: First preferences for ECE up 81%

//CAO: First preferences for ECE up 81%

CAO: First preferences for ECE up 81%

The School of Electronic Engineering at DCU bucks the national trend and has seen an 81% increase in CAO first preferences for its Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) programme.

In spite of the overwhelming demand for graduates in electronic and computer engineering  disciplines and the broader Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, this year’s CAO figures reveal a surprising 5% drop in applications for courses in engineering and technology.

The School of Electronic Engineering at DCU bucks the national trend and has seen an 81% increase in CAO first preferences for its Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) programme.

Demand for this programme is attributed in part to our innovative new Major options: Systems and Devices, High-Speed Communications, Digital Interaction, and The Internet of Things. The School has been pioneering in third-level and fourth-level education over the last three decades and this state-of-the-art programme has evolved in line with national and international demands of industry and research. This ensures that we deliver high-quality, modern, relevant and rewarding learning experiences for our students and that our graduates are in great demand.

 

Dublin City University is also celebrating, with a high of almost 6,000 applications, including a 43pc rise in demand for its BA Economics, Politics and Law and a 10pc jump in applications for the DCU Business School. First preferences for electronic [and computer] engineering are up by 81pc, while biomedical engineering is up 61pc, and it has seen “strong” demand for its new BSc Data Science.

 

This news has been reported in the Irish Independent at:

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/its-back-to-business-as-the-cao-hopefuls-hope-to-build-on-recovery-35515257.html

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/katherine-donnelly-not-enough-students-heed-tech-message-in-cao-applications-35515262.html

2017-04-05T13:42:25+00:00 March 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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