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Fergal Lonergan

  • Lurgans, Shercock Rd, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
  • 0873178885

Masters in Electronic & Computer Engineering Student at University College Dublin, Ireland.


Sep 2016 Present

Masters in Electronic & Computer Engineering

University College Dublin

Expected Grade: a first class honours degree.

First year of a Masters in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Available for a 9 month work placement from January 2017. Graduating in September 2018.

Relevant Modules: Analogue integrated circuits, Control Theory, Entrepreneurship in Engineering, Processor Design, RF Electronics, Wireless Systems

Sep 2013Sep 2016

Bachelor's in Engineering Science

University College Dublin

I achieved a second class honours, 2:1, degree, with a GPA of 3.48.

Received an Entrance Scholar Award from University College Dublin. Given to those who achieve high academic results in their Leaving Certificate.
International Peer Advisor and member of ElecSoc.

Relevant Modules:
Intro to Robotics [A+] PROJECT Designed a Spider robot using Lego Mindstorms which implemented a gyroscope, light sensors, distance sensors and collision sensors, to traverse a web and eat flies 
Intro to Java [A+], Intro to Project Management and Leadership [A+], Digital Electronics [A-], Mutivariable Calculus [A+], Computer Programming using C [A-]

Jan 2016May 2016

Exchange in Computer and Electronic Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked in the top 10 electronic engineering universities in the world. 

Relevant modules:
Digital system design [B+] PROJECT Designed an unbeatable tic-tac-toe AI ,which interfaced with the user through a PS2 keyboard and a VGA monitor, in SystemVerilog and the NiosII on an Altera DE2-115 FPGA.

Sep 2007Jun 2013

Leaving Certificate 560 points in 7 honours subjects

Patrician High School

English A1, Design and Communication Graphics A1, Physics A2, Maths B1, Irish B2, Accounting B2, French B2
During my time at the Patrician High School I was a member of the basketball (for which we reached 3 all-Ireland finals), Gaelic (under-16 Ulster champions) and soccer teams (U14 and 16 regional champions). I was also class prefect and a member of the student council from 2nd through to 5th year. 

Work History

Jul 2016Present

Production Worker

Carton's Bros.

Carton's Bros. is a poultry factory mass producing chicken products for the Irish and EC markets. It roughly prepares 1.5 million chickens a week as well as fillets, chicken burgers etc. which are sold in large supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and Supervalu. I prepared various chicken products for the consumer. I was originally trained in to band and package chicken, however after a successful period, I was rapidly moved up the ranks to assist with many other aspects of the production process, including checking off orders for delivery and operating some of the machinery further down the production line. I am currently working weekends to help support myself through my masters program.

Nov 2015


Machine Stage Volunteer

WebSummit is a technology Conference held annually since 2010. The topic of the conference is centered on internet technology and attendees range from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting tech companies. This contains a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start ups together with a range of people from across the global technology industry, as well as related industries.
As a member of the Machine Stage, which primarily focused on drones, robotics, smart homes and the Internet of Things, I liaised with speakers and ensured they arrived to the stages promptly for their talks and demonstrations from the Speakers Lounge, ensured the speakers had everything they needed to deliver their talks/demonstrations, ushered people to and from their seats for the talks and demonstrations, and maintained a safe and smooth crowd flow within and around our stage environment.

Jul 2015Aug 2015

It Sourcing Intern

Verizon Services Ireland Limited

Verizon is a fortune 15 company with a proud tradition of delivering a "best-in-class" Communications network throughout the United States. As part of their tactical procurement team, I spent two months helping to make almost $1.15 billion in savings by reviewing and negotiating both new and existing legal purchasing agreements. My main focus was to redefine and streamline the IT sourcing teams information management systems, which included compiling and collating all the relevant information available to Verizon about it's vendors in an effective, simple to use database. I primarily worked with Microsoft Excel and the other Microsoft Office applications in which I am proficient. I worked as part of a team of up to 20 people as well as those further afield in the US in order to locate the data relevant to the IT sourcing team. This involved gathering peoples opinions and negotiating formats of the database in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome for all.

Jun 2014Apr 2015

Part-Time Manufacturing Assistant

Impedans Ltd.

Impedans has appeared on Ireland's, Deloitte "Fast 50 technology awards" for the past 5 years. It specialises in the delivery of high performance and high resolution plasma diagnostics solutions to customers in both research and industry. It's products find applications in plasma process research and development, process monitoring and control, and manufacturing tool development in the semiconductor, surface coating, flat panel, thin film and solar sectors for use by companies including American Materials and Intel. Whilst at Impedans I was tasked with the testing, manufacturing and repair of all products, mainly focusing on the assembly of the electronics boxes, PCB boards, and probes. In Impedans I learned both a keen eye for detail and presentation, as well as the ability to think on my feet and provide efficient and appropriate solutions to any problems facing me. I also learned the importance of time management and forward planning to ensure that products are shipped to customers on time. 

Oct 2011Aug 2012

Design Assistant

Project Engineering

Project Engineering are a leading provider of mechanical engineering and product development services to the manufacturing and technology sectors.  It has an established track record of developing successful products and delivery of complex engineering projects. Based in County Monaghan, its' team of professional engineers provide a consistently high level of service to Its' customers in Ireland, the UK and China. During my time I assisted in the design of many projects using both SolidWorks and Autocad Inventor modelling software, Including the design of assembly jigs for MacFab engineering and Moffet engineering.

Programming Languages/Skills

C, C++, Robotic C, Java, R, Verilog, MATLAB, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Microsoft Office (esp. Excel),  Google Sketch-Up, Microsoft Project, soldering, Project management, Cadence, MIPS 32 Assembly language,


Gaelic: I am a member of the current Carrickmacross Emmets Senior panel. I have won many titles with the club, including a Minor league and championship double, from which we went on to represent Monaghan in the Ulster minor club championships in 2013. I was also a member of my school team, and the successful Monaghan minor panel of 2013 who captured a historic Ulster double.

Basketball: With my school I participated in three all-Ireland schools finals. I also played for the local Carrickmacross Rockets basketball club with whom we won 3 regional leagues.

Soccer: Represented my league at the Kennedy cup tournament in 2007 as well as winning 4 cups at under age levels with the Carrickmacross Rovers.

Acting: I participate in local amateur dramatics including pantomimes, musicals and stage productions.


Both technical and academic references are available on request.