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Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology

Status: Closed


Level

07

Duration

2-3 years

Department

Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Start Date

TBC

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

The application process is now closed for 2020. To be added to the interest list for 2021 email us at flexible@lit.ie

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.

The programme aims to provide each learner with the following:

  • The higher technological skills relevant to the design of electrical engineering systems in industry.
  • Further education that upgrades the learner’s skills and strengthens the learner’s life and working experiences.
  • The opportunity to undertake a substantial work-based project or design study that will benefit his/her employer.
  • A wide choice of elective modules to enable the learner customise the programme in line with his/her personal and vocational development.
  • An educational experience at Ordinary Degree level which will encourage the development of higher technical skills, judgement, attitudes and personal attributes that will benefit the graduate.
  • Upon completion the learner will be a fully rounded graduate; intellectually competent to self-direct their learning and fully empowered to continue their professional development.

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.

 

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.

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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 selection of modules that we offer each semester. Please note that not all modules listed are available every semester

  • 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.


More Information

Delivery

The Electrical 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 Electrical Technology (Level 7 Ordinary Degree)

Application Deadline

28th August 2020

For Queries Relating to the Course Content

Contact: Liam Walsh

Email: liam.walsh@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