About Electrical Engineering – Beng in Limerick Institute of Technology
What is the programme about?
This programme is designed to produce graduates with a detailed knowledge of Electrical, Control & Automation Engineering and the skills necessary to identify, formulate, and solve industrial electrical & automation engineering problems. The Electrical Engineer is required to lead fault-finding and trouble-shooting of complex electrical and control equipment and to work with colleagues to achieve project success on-time and within the resources available.
This programme provides a broad foundation in electrical and automation engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares the student for entering the profession of electrical and automation engineering as well as for further study at graduate level. The curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, engineering science, controls and electrical engineering topics.
The opportunities also exist for student to work in industry with placement on Year 3 of the programme. This programme includes practical and project-based learning in well-equipped modern laboratories and builds the practical aptitude of the learners and to introduce them to key relevant technologies and knowledge necessary for employment in the electrical and automation sector. The department maintains close links with local industries and consequently many of our graduates are offered employment even before graduation.
Direct entry to Year 2 is possible for suitably qualified Electricians seeking to upgrade their skills and qualifications in order to transfer to jobs in the industrial sector.
Who is the programme suited to?
Have you an interest in how things work? Do you like engineering, taking things apart, putting them back together again? If you have an enquiring mind and a practical aptitude and would like to work with electrical systems in industry, then this programme is for you.
Class Contact Hours
Year 1: 24 hours per week
Year 2: 26 hours per week
Year 3: 21 hours per week
Did You Know?
Alternative Electrical Pathway:
Currently, the only route to be a qualified electrician for domestic house wiring is through the SOLAS Apprenticeship in conjunction with an Institute of Technology.
This new LIT degree programme has an embedded Higher Certificate in Electrical Installation Practice (Level 6) which covers the curriculum of the Electrical Apprenticeship.
Depending on the regulations of the sector, this qualification will provide a pathway to work as an Electrical Technician/Engineer in Industry.
After completing the three years of this programme, you can immediately enter the workforce and start to build your career from there.
Graduates will have acquired both the knowledge and the competence to work in: generation, distribution & control of electrical energy. Providing automation solutions, Validation & commissioning at regulated sites.
Alternatively, you can continue to complete a Level 8 Honours degree in Electrical Engineering and continue to Masters and PhD studies, either in LIT or other institutes and universities.
After completing the three years of this programme you can immediately enter the workforce and start to build your career from there. Alternatively, you can continue to complete Level 8 studies, and continue to Masters and PhD studies, either in LIT or other Institutes and Universities.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of grade O6 in four Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish plus a minimum grade of O5 in Ordinary Level Mathematics.
FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.
IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5