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Course Details

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering

CAO code: BN121 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates

 

Duration: 4 years
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
2018 Points: 270
Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 @ Level 7; 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a 06/H7 in four other subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see www.itb.ie/QQI-FET

 

Accreditation

Engineers Ireland has accredited this programme enabling graduates to apply for associate member grade and gain the professional title of 'Associate Engineer' (AEng MIEI)

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Algebra & Geometry
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Circuit Theory
  • Workshop Practice 1
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Calculus
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Programming 1
  • Electrical Science
  • Introduction to Electronic Communications
  • Workshop Practice 2
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Linear Algebra & Calculus
  • Interfacing & Data Acquisition
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Mechanics 1
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electronic Computer Aided Design 
Semester 4
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Microcontrollers
  • CAD/CAM
  • Manufacturing and Maintenence
  • Instrumentation
  • Mini Project
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Signals & Transforms
  • Electrical Power and Machines
  • Mechanics 2
  • Design Methodology and Tools
  • Automation 1
Semester 6
  • Signals & Systems Analysis
  • Computer Networks
  • Quality Systems
  • Automation 2
  • Project
  • Electives : Industrial Engineering or Energy Management Systems
Year 4
Semester 7
  • Differential Equations & Numerical Methods
  • Control Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Industrial Placement
  • Design Project Part 1
  • Elective : Enterprise Resource Management
Semester 8
  • Mechanics & Materials
  • Industrial Networks & Distributed Systems
  • Industrial Robotics & Vision Inspection
  • Design Project Part 2
  • Electives : Advanced Computer Aided Design or Sustainable Energy Systems

Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

Industrial Placement will run over an 8-10 week period in the summer after Year 3 of study. Students who do not go on Industrial Placement will choose two out of the three electives on offer.

 

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What our students say...

"In Mechatronics, you cover multiple areas of Engineering such as mechanical, electronic, computer, telecommunications and control systems, and this was one of the main reasons why I chose the course. The lecturers are very helpful and will always make sure you get the support you need whenever you encounter a problem. There is always support available to you whenever you need it, whether it’s from the lecturers, college staff or even your fellow students. On the course I study programming, circuit theory, mechanics, electronics and microcontrollers and I have gained leadership skills, project management skills, the ability to work in a team, time management skills, and most importantly, public speaking skills.
                                              ITB is a great college and it always tries to make your student experience worthwhile and memorable. There are many clubs and societies that you can join. I am involved with the engineering society where we go on trips to engineering companies to get an idea what working in the industry is really like. There are also lots of clubs for those who enjoy sports and a gym that is free to all ITB students. You get the chance to meet students from different courses within the clubs and societies and they are a great place to make new friends and get to know people. I would definitely recommend applying for Mechatronic Engineering if you are interested in how things are designed and built; if you have an interest in how things work then this is the course for you."

Kristen Fallon ,
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering

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