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Course Details

Bachelor of Science in Process Instrumentation and Automation

Course code: BN315 Entry Route into programme:
  • This course is only open to graduates/students of ITB course BN742 - See details below

 

Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 7
Fee: €3,150 per year
Schedule:                                                      Tue and Thurs 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Award title: Bachelor of Science
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB  

2018 Applications now Open

 

Course Overview

Graduates of this programme will be qualified for Engineering Technician roles. Typical roles will be Instrumentation / Calibration Technician, Electrical Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Automation / Controls Engineer, in a variety of engineering industries such as pharmaceutical, food processing, oil and gas industry, waste-to-energy conversion and a wide rage of manufacturing plants.

Note :

Please note that there is a summer time commitment for this programme

Minimum Entry Requirements

Admission to this programme may be granted to the following applicant cohorts:

 

1. Graduates of BN742 Certificate in Industrial Automation

Graduates of BN742 admitted to this programme will be exempted from the following modules:

Instrumentation and Calibration 2 PIAA H3021
Programmable Logic Controllers 2 PIAA H3022
Programmable Logic Controllers 3 PIAA H3031
Fluid Power Systems PIAA H3033

 

2. BN742 students having successfully completed the following modules:

Process Instrumentation and Control 1 SECT H3015
Programmable Logic Controllers 1 SECT H2022
Process Instrumentation & Control 2 ESIA H4019
Programmable Logic Controllers 2 SECT H3016

This applicant cohort having gained admission will be exempted from the following modules:

Programmable Logic Controllers 2 PIAA H3022
Instrumentation and Calibration 2 PIAA H3021

NB: Successful applicants will be required to undertake a mathematics bridging module EENG H1011 delivered across semesters 1 and 2 of year 1

Course Content

 

Schedule A: For current BN315 students who commenced their studies in September 2017:

Year 1
 
Semester 1 (Sept 2017)
  • Mathematics bridging module
  • Computer Interfacing and Industrial Networks
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2
Semester 2 (Jan 2018)
  • SCADA
  • Facility Energy management
  • Fluid Power Systems
Semester 3 (Jun – Aug 2018)
  • Quality Systems
Year 2  
Semester 1 (Sept 2018)
  • Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • Instrumentation and Calibration 2
Semester 2 (Jan 2019)
  • Process Control
  • Level 7 Project***
 

*** Project is delivered and completed across both semesters in year 2

 

Schedule B: For current BN742 second year students due to complete their studies in May 2018 and who wish to progress on to BN315 in September 2018:

 

Year 1
Semester 1 (Sept 2018)
  • Mathematics bridging module
  • Computer Interfacing and Industrial Networks
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2
Semester 2 (Jan 2019)
  • SCADA
  • Facility Energy management
  • Fluid Power Systems
Semester 3 (Jun – Aug 2019)
  • Quality Systems
Year 2
Semester 1 (Sept 2019)
  • Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • Instrumentation and Calibration 2
Semester 2 (Jan 2020)
  • Process Control
    Level 7 Project***
  *** Project is delivered and completed across both semesters in year 2

 

Applications now open for 2018

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For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

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