DT078 Higher Certificate in Electrical Services Engineering


DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8

Start date:

September 2011


This is a two year part-time programme designed to facilitate electricians and apprentice electricians enhance their academic qualifications for careers as Electrical Services Engineering Technicians. It offers advanced entry to year 2 of a three year certificate programme to those apprentices and mature electricians who have successfully completed phase 6 (or equivalent) of their electrical apprenticeship and achieve a higher certificate qualification in two years. The programme has been designed in close consultation with the Electrical Industry with emphasis on the needs of a growing Green Economy. Students will become computer literate and will also develop expertise in the technical areas necessary to use software packages for low energy lighting and electrical design and retrofit. The programme will provide a wide knowledge base in electrical services, lighting and emergency services design for modern low energy buildings.

Course Duration:

2 Years

Career opportunities:

Electrical Services engineers enjoy a very varied, interesting and well-paid work environment. There are many areas in which graduates can develop an interest and subsequently specialise. These include working in an electrical design office for a consulting engineer, as engineering systems support in the manufacturing sector, technical sales support, project management, energy and environmental control or in the provision of industrial services. The work invariably involves both office based and site/location activity


Further study in a related field

Entry requirements:

National Craft Certificate or successful completion of phase 6 of electrical apprenticeship or equivalent and approved by admissions board.

Contact Details for Further Information:

Iseult Kelly iseult.kelly@dit.ie

Francis Malone francis.malone@dit.ie

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