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Course Details

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering

Course code: BN422 Entry Route into programme:
  • Ordinary Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent.

 

Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 8
Fee: €3,500 per year
Schedule: Online lectures (recorded), Mon 6pm-8pm, 8.30pm-10.30pm, Thurs 6pm-8pm. 3 practical sessions per semester - Saturday 9am-4pm.
Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Note : We are no longer accepting applications for the Sept. 2017 intake as this course is now full.

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)

Engineers Ireland

Course Aims

Mechatronic Engineering is a multi-disciplinary integrated approach to product design and development that has become a key enabling resource for gaining competitive edge in the modern manufacturing era.  Consequently, it has had a significant influence in the nature of engineering education and training worldwide.  As an emerging engineering discipline, Mechatronic Engineering integrates precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics as applicable to:

  • product design process, for creation of more functional and adaptable products;
  • process control and automation;
  • quality control/management, and;
  • system efficiency enhancement, including ergonomics.

Programme BN422  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics (NFQ level 8) is therefore targeted towards those working in the above areas and allied industry, who have already achieved the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics (NFQ level 7) or equivalent engineering qualification.

Employment opportunities exist in (among other key industries):

  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Instrumentation technology and machine tools
  • Smart electrical appliances
  • Medical devices industries incorporating sensors, control and machine vision
  • Microprocessor and computer technology
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Automotive manufacturing industries
  • Industrial robotics

Graduates of this programme will be proficient to work on small and large scale Mechatronic Engineering projects in design, consultancy, project management, and service orientated tasks. The associated industry in Ireland recognises the substantive formation provided by engineering technician and technologists upskilling programmes in Mechatronics. Therefore, the programme has so far enrolled students from the following Irish companies and industry partners:

  • Bord Gáis Energy/Bord Gáis Networks
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cameron Ireland Ltd
  • Dromone Engineering Ireland
  • EMC Ireland
  • Fingal County Council
  • Honeywell International Technologies
  • Intel Ireland Ltd
  • PM Group
  • Premier Periclase Ltd
  • Realtime Technologies Ltd.
  • Tokyo Electron Ireland Ltd
  • Vistakon Ireland


Course Content

The programme is delivered over 2 years in a Part-Time Mode. The subject areas covered include: Mathematics & Analytical Methods, Mechanics & Materials, Control Systems, Microcontroller/Embedded Systems, Software Engineering, Industrial Robotics & Vision Inspection, Industrial Networks & Distributed Systems, Advanced Computer Aided Design, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Enterprise Resources Management.

Project work is a unique and substantive element in the programme, and is undertaken over three semesters. In such project work, students will synthesize the knowledge gained and skills developed in the course work, including project management skills, to develop viable project proposals, and implement such projects within the designated timeframes.

 

Support Resources

The programme fee covers all the necessary learning material and learner support sessions. Access and support will be provided via online classrooms and access to learning resources. Any necessary software will be provided to complete additional coursework off-campus.

 

 

Course Delivery

This course will be offered over 2 years in four semesters with a possibility of one additional summer session between Semester 2 and Semester 3. The lecture content will be provided as synchronous online lectures which are recorded and can be viewed again at a time convenient to the student.

Students will be required to attend ITB for at least three practical days per semester, these normally take place on a Saturday. Tutorials and continuous assessment will be provided online as applicable.
Occasionally students may be expected to attend accelerated delivery of certain practical aspects of course modules. However, the time and duration of such arrangements will be notified and agreed upon in a timely time.

 

Assessment

There is a wide range of assessment procedures employed in this programme.
Assessment will range from hands-on laboratory assignments to online tests. All the modules will be continuously assessed throughout the semester, and the final
module mark / grade arrived at by a combination of final exam and continuous assessment. In specific cases modules may be assessed by coursework only.

 

Course Content

 

Year 1
  • Differential Equations and Numerical Methods
  • Control Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Industrial Robotics & Vision Inspection
  • Design Project Part 1
Year 2
  • Enterprise Resource Management
  • Failure Mechanisms and Mechanical Vibrations
  • Industrial Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Design Project Part 2

Electives

  • Sustainable Energy Systems or
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design

 

How to Apply ?

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Note : We are no longer accepting applications for the Sept. 2017 intake as this course is now full.

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

What our students say...

Jason Rafferty

"Mechatronics is a mixture of different kinds of engineering together. I work for Intel, so in order to progress in my job I had to go back to college."

Jason Rafferty,
Engineering Student

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