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Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology

Status: Open


Level

07

Duration

2-3 Years

Department

Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Start Date

TBC

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

Applications are now open for this programme. To apply, download the application form and submit via email to flexible@lit.ie before 28th August 2020.

Once you have successfully submitted your application form, we will acknowledge receipt of same and your application will then be put on file for assessment by the programme leader in early September 2020. We will be in contact with you again once your application has been assessed and a decision has been made with regards to your entry to this degree programme. We envisage that this will be in early to mid September.

New applicants to the degree should be aware that due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and with the uncertainty surrounding the number of modules we will be able to offer next semester, it is likely that there will be a much reduced offering of modules. This will mean that priority for places on modules will have to be given to those students already approved for the degree (pre-March 2020). We envisage that it may be the case that new degree applicants may not be able to start modules until the January 2021 semester.

The aim of this programme is to provide a progression route in the area of Manufacturing 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 Manufacturingl Technology seeks to provide a programme that is learner-centred in terms of flexibility of quantity, duration, timing and pace of study.

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.

1.   Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Craft in Manufacturing  (or equivalent trade)

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

Or

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

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

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

  • Work Based Learning Project
  • Mathematics 1
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Systems

Students can choose the other 7 elective modules from the selection of modules on offer each semester. Please note that not all modules listed are available every semester. 

5 credit modules cost €575
10 credit Project costs €675

 

  • Year 1

    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: Industrial Project

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their independent leadership and

    project management skills through the study, analysis and resolution of a work-based


    Title: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    AIM: to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of modern Operations and Manufacturing engineering/management as it applies to a variety of businesses and organisations by providing a logical path through the activities of Operations Engineering and its strategic context.

     


    Title: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering Online

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    AIM: to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of modern Operations and Manufacturing engineering/management as it applies to a variety of businesses and organisations by providing a logical path through the activities of Operations Engineering and its strategic context.

     


    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: Embedded systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of embedded computer system including processors, hardware systems, operating system, single board computer, development environments and programming.


    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: 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: Quality Methods

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of modern quality management methods, standards and techniques used in manufacturing


    Title: Website Programming and Development

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of Internet and web technologies. Emphasis is placed on how to establish an online presence by learning the tools to plan, construct and manage web based applications. Learners will adopt best practice in terms of search engine optimisation and responsive web design.


    Title: Database Development

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of the application, construction, programming
    and management of database systems.


    Title: Industrial Logistics

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of supply chain structures, methods,
    management and product tracking


    Title: Computer Aided Manufacturing

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a specialised knowledge of integrated computer aided
    prototyping and manufacturing of products


    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: Electronics Testing methods

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a specialised knowledge of testing, debugging and faultfinding electronic printed circuit boards and systems

     


    Title: Electronics Manufacturing

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of the design, development and fabrication of electronic products, printed circuit boards and systems


    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: 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: 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: 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: Polymer Processing Technology

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The Polymer Processing Module focuses on the materials, processes and tooling used in relation to

    polymers, particularily the common polymer processes of injection moulding and extrusion and the

    characteristics of various polymers. There is also a practical aspect with particular emphasis on the design

    and manufacture of tooling for these processes.

     

     


    Title: Work Based Portfolio

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    he module promotes reflection and critical thinking in relation to the student's own learning in line with their personal, professional and/or academic interests/needs. The students demonstrate evaluation and critical analysis of their own learning needs and take the initiative on this evaluation and demonstration.
    The content includes developing and enhancement of a learning agreement: expectations; an evaluation of learning outcomes; demonstrating a comprehensive range of specialist skills and tools as examples of evidence that may be used in the portfolio; exploration of the concept of reflection, a variety of different frameworks and models; activities to facilitate an understanding of the processes involved in thinking more critically.
     

    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.


    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


More Information

Delivery

The Manufacturing Technology degree is modularised. Successful completion of the degree requires the accummulation of 60 credits by completion of 11 modules, including a work-based project. Each module is 12 weeks in duration, one evening per week. There are a range of modules offered in semester 1 (September to December) and in semester 2 (January to May) each academic year. 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.Most modules are classroom based and take place on the LIT Campus. Minimum of 70% attendance for each module is required to pass, in addition to passing the exam element. Please note that the Exams for this course are usually scheduled to take place during daytime hours (i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm).

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Assessment

Modules are assessed using a mixture of continuous assessment and examinations.

Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7 Ordinary Degree)

Application Deadline

28th August 2020

For Queries Relating to the Course Content

Contact: Michael O'Flanagan

Email: michael.oflanagan@lit.ie 

Fees

The total fee for this programme is €6,425. Fees are collected on a semesterised basis and will be dependent on the number of modules a student is taking per semester. 

5 credit modules cost €575 

10 credit Project costs €675