Electrical/Electronic Engineers design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in Energy, Communications, Measurement and Control. This three-year course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production and renewable technologies.
Electrical/Electronic Engineers design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in Energy, Communications, Measurement and Control. Electronic products encompass a range from consumer durable goods, environmental control, ICT installations, Automation & Robotic systems, Transportation systems as well as in Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic, Scientific and Engineering measurement.
All these have to be carefully designed, manufactured, installed and maintained in an unobtrusive, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing manner. These products and services must operate in an effective and efficient manner to international standards within a global marketplace. They must satisfy safety and product liability requirements in a manner, which meet client expectations of quality and cost.
Graduates of this course must be in a position to engage in any of these activities. These are long term functional attributes and not subject to local or short duration economic perturbation.
The aim of this course is therefore:
Employ an engineering approach to the solution of engineering technology problems.
Identify, formulate, analyse and contribute to the solution of engineering technology problems
Select and apply solutions from knowledge of engineering sciences and mathematics
Contribute to the design of a component, a system or process to meet specified needs
Design and conduct experiments to analyse and interpret data
Integrate innovation and enterprise in their practice of engineering
Work effectively as an individual, in teams, and in multi-disciplinary settings
Undertake lifelong learning
Communicate effectively with the engineering community and with society at large
Employ high ethical standards in the practice of engineering
Identify the environmental impact in the practice of engineering.
These aims are in conformance with the Institute’s stated policy regarding Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Internationality
Graduates of this course will be capable of undertaking at Associate Engineer level the following general functions:
Contributing to the specification, design, manufacture and commissioning of electrical/electronic systems, products and devices
Undertaking further and continual professional development
Working and contributing as part of an interdisciplinary team
Gaining professional recognition as Associate or Incorporated Engineers within the International community
There are over 60,000 people involved in the Electronic/Electrical area in Ireland, designing, testing, manufacturing, selling, installing and maintaining equipment. Practically every major electronic and IT Company in the world has a presence in Ireland including Apple, Hewlett Packard, Ericsson, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Analog Devices, Xilinx, etc.
You may work for one of these major companies. Alternatively you may find yourself in Eircom, the ESB or BT. You may become an installation/maintenance engineer in a Biotech, Chemical or other manufacturing facility or even in the Army, Garda Siochana, Local Authority or government department.
The world is becoming more technology oriented by the day but fewer people understand its underlining principles. All employers in the electronic / IT area are greatly concerned that we are not producing enough engineers at the present time. Graduates of this programme currently meet the education standard for the title of Associate Engineer with Engineers Ireland.
BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Design
BEng (Hons) in Engineering Entrepreneurship
Masters in Renewable Energies Technology (with Bridging Studies).
This course provides the foundation for transfer routes to honours degree courses in other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.
Note: Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this course and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering.