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Electrical Engineering

DT073

*This Programme is Not Being Offered in 2016/17*

Description

This part-time programme, with a flexible modular structure is suitable for applicants who currently hold a DIT or NCEA level 7 degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline. The programme is designed to educate students to an honours level (Level 8) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In addition to the electrical/electronic engineering core modules students have the opportunity to select a Major option from each group of the following engineering disciplines:

  • Major Option Engineering Disciplines – Group A
  • Electrical Power Systems Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Services Engineering
  • Major Option Engineering Disciplines – Group B
  • Communications Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

(Each Major option comprises three modules)

Content

A typical pattern of study is as follows:

Modules

Year 1

  • Mathematics
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Digital Signal Processing 1
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Field and Circuit Theory

Year 2

  • Mathematics
  • Management Marketing and Law
  • Project Management
  • Digital Signal Processing 2
  • Major Option module 1 (Group A )
  • Major Option module 1 (Group B)

Year 3

  • Major Option module 2 (Group A )
  • Major Option module 2 (Group B)
  • Major Option module 3 (Group A )
  • Major Option module 3 (Group B)

Year 4

  • Energy Resources and Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Project

Work Placement

There is a requirement for all students to complete a six month engineering work placement. It is anticipated that part-time students will be already employed in the electrical/electronic industry and hence with their industry experience they will be able to demonstrate that they have already satisfied the learning outcomes of the Work Placement module.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this programme must have successfully completed:

(a) The first two years of an honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, OR,

(b) A relevant DIT or NCEA level 7 degree programme in a cognate discipline at Upper Merit or Distinction level, OR,

(c) A qualification which the Institute deems to be equivalent to either (a) or (b) above.

Examinations

Examinations are held at the end of each Semester (January and May) with supplemental examinations in the autumn.

Award

Bachelor of Engineering, with honours classification, of Dublin Institute of Technology.  This programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Institution.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this programme can lead to a wide range of career paths as a professional engineer in one of the many branches of the electrical, electronic or computer engineering industries. Companies employ engineers in many roles such as design, development, production and management, and the present buoyancy in the industry has resulted in many interesting and rewarding opportunities.