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Electrical Services Engineering / Innealltóireacht Sheirbhísí Leictreacha


What is... Electrical Services Engineering?

The field of Electrical Services Engineering and Sustainable Design incoprporates engineering disciplines employed both in modern buildings as well as the broader concerns associated with the green economy. These environments require graduates with a high degree of knowledge capability and diversity in an ever expanding engineering context with an ability to apply such skills in the retrofit and upgrade of facilities.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Electrical Services Engineers enjoy a very varied, interesting 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.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who graduate from DT010 may progress to the BSc Honours Degree in Electrical Services & Energy Management - DT035 (Full Time) or DT018 (Part Time).

And from there to the MSc in Energy Management - DT711 (Full Time) or DT015 (Part Time).

Graduates may also gain Advanced Level Entry to other higher degree programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The disciplines covered by the programme include environmental control and communication, power distribution, standby generation, lighting, emergency services (lighting and fire), access control, data services, automation, building management systems and many more. As well as expertise in these areas, graduates from this programme will have expertise in the application of low carbon technologies including green generation technologies.

Students will have a keen interest in how things work and in problem solving. There is plenty of scope for exercising innovation, creativity and flair when using new technologies to solve everyday problems.

Green building technology, efficient use of energy and sustainability are all areas that are addressed. The programme also includes modules covering project management, refrigeration, heating, ventilation & air-conditioning as well as renewable plant technologies.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Electrical Principles
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Safety Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Professional Development
  • Computer Applications & Professional development
  • Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD)
  • Electrical Standards

Year Two

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Renewable Energy Plant
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Life Protection Systems
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Professional Development
  • Building Services
  • Project Management
  • Services Design Project

Year Three

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Plant
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Industrial / Building Automation
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Building Services
  • Project Management
  • Services Design Project

Is there an Advanced Entry Option?

Yes. An application to any year after Year 1 is called Advanced Entry.

  • All applications are made through CAO and not directly to us here in TU Dublin. Click here to apply.
  • Closing dates for application vary. Most programmes will be open until 30th June but many programmes accept late applications.
  • Contact the School directly using details below to ask if a late application will be considered.

Note:  Advanced Entry onto this programme is possible for the following candidates.

Entry into Year 2:

  • Qualified Electricians

  • QQI level 6 (FETAC) for the following courses
    • Course Code: 6M5154 Engineering Technology
    • Course Code: 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks

  • Any suitable appropriate level 6 qualification

  • Relevant City & Guilds Qualifications

Further Information

T: (01) 402 4882 (Dr Keith Sunderland, Programme Chair)

T: (01) 402 4617 (Ms Frances Malone, Administration)