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Electrical Technology (Bachelor of Engineering Level 7)

Status:


Level

07

Duration

2-3 years

Department

Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Start Date

TBC

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

The aim of this programme is to provide a progression route in the area of Electrical Technology, for qualified advanced craft-persons and national/higher certificate holders with qualifications at, or equivalent, to level 6 on the NQAI framework. The Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology seeks to provide a programme that is learner-centred in terms of flexibility of quantity, duration, timing and pace of study.

**Please note that the application process for the 19-20 academic year is now closed. Please email flexible@lit.ie to be added to the interest list for the next intake. We envisage that this will be in September 2020.**

What are the entry requirements?

A candidate should have relevant experience in a technical role in the electrical services or industrial sector.  A candidate must also meet the following minimum entry requirements.

a.  Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Craft-Electrical (or equivalent trade) with a merit; or a pass with two year’s post qualification experience.

b.  National or Higher Certificate in Engineering or Technology with specialisation in Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical or equivalent, at Pass level. (HETAC/FETAC Level 6 Qualification).

Or

c.   Prior experiential learning and/or experience deemed to meet the criteria for an award at level 6 as set out in the NQAI Framework.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

The core modules of the degree, which are compulsory for all students are as follows:

  • Work Based Learning Project
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Testing and Certification
  • Electrical Planning and Layout
  • Project Management

Students can choose the other 6 elective modules from the modules that we offer each semester.

5 credit modules are €575
10 credit Project is €675

On average, students would complete 2 modules per semester, but it is entirely at the discretion of each student how many modules they wish to register for each semester.

All Modules are listed below.

  • Year 1

    Title: Electrical Testing and Certification

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an in depth knowledge of the requirements of the National Rules for Electrical Installations (Fourth Edition ET101:2008) for inspection, testing and certification of Industrial and commercial electrical installations.


    Title: Electrical Planning & Layout

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with a specialised knowledge of the safe design techniques, software tools and approaches to the safe planning of a commercial and industrial electrical installation. Note: this module Is closely related to the Electrical Project module.


    Title: Electrical Project

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this Module is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their independent leadership and project management skills through the study, analysis, development and resolution of a relevant Industry project. A reflective analysis approach is adopted in the selection of a suitable project and the assessment is based on a final report and presentation.


    Title: Mathematics 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of the application of engineering maths and applied statistics.


    Title: Project Management

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of the techniques, software tools and approaches used in project management in industry.


    Title: Advanced PLC Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a specialised knowledge of advanced automation systems, structured programming approaches and distributed control applications

     


    Title: Electrical Machines

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of the module is to provide the learner with specialist knowledge of the types, sizing, characteristics and applications of single and three-phase AC and DC motor in manufacturing facilities.


    Title: Energy Efficiency in Industry

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of the module is to provide the learner with specialist knowledge of and analysis methods for energy usage in industry with a focus on energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction.


    Title: Programmable Logic Controller Systems (PLCS)

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The module aims to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of automation systems, programming approaches and industrial control applications.


    Title: Distributed Electrical Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of the module is to provide the learner with specialised knowledge of the efficiency and electrical integration of electrical equipment and plant in a manufacturing facility.


    Title: Mathematics 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with specialised knowledge of the application of engineering maths and applied statistics in a manufacturing context.


    Title: Management Accounting and Methods

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of costs applied to the value chain in industry and management techniques to control them.


    Title: Computer Aided Design

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Computer Aided Design is an essential communication and design technique for those involved in engineering. The aim of this module is to give the student a comprehensive introduction to the standards used in the preparation of Engineering drawings. Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems are now the typical means by which Engineering drawings and associated 3D models are produced, students will use 3D CAD software to prepare a portfolio of their work.


    Title: Electrical Power Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with specialised knowledge of the types, characteristics and applications of power supply and storage systems

     


    Title: Industrial Maintenance Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module aims to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of modern maintenance strategies, management approaches and control systems


    Title: Computer networks

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to introduce the learner to Computer networks including infrastructure, operating systems, network management, data protection and internet technology


    Title: Computer Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of computer system including cloud and mobile computeing, components, storage and memory systems, operating systems and diagnostics.


    Title: HMI and SCADA

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This subject aims to give the learner the skills needed to successfully design, develop and integrate a SCADA solution in industry.


    Title: Instrumentation & Calibration

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide learners with the knowledge of industrial process instrumentation, calibration and control which includes the concepts, engineering and installation of control and measurement equipment.


    Title: Electrical & Instrumentation CAD

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to Design and Create Electrical, Instrumentation and Control drawings.


    Title: Renewable Energy Technology 2 - Wind Energy

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To give the learner a thorough introduction to the conversion of wind energy into electrical energy


    Title: Solar Energy Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to give learners a detailed understanding of the operation and application of PhotoVoltaic and Solar Thermal Systems


    Title: Intelligent Vision Systems for Industry

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide a knowledge of computer vision including fundamentals of image formation, camera imaging geometry, feature detection and matching, multiview geometry including stereo, motion estimation and tracking, and classification.