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Engineering

Overview

 

WHAT

At ITB you can study Computer Engineering, (with a later specialisation in Mobile Systems) or Mechatronic Engineering or Product Innovation and Design. These courses are offered at Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree levels.

 

WHY

Graduates of these courses can work on Mobile Systems, in Software Engineering, Electronics Design, the Manufacturing sector, Automation, and Test Engineering amongst others. Students will be equipped to apply for a wide range of high technology jobs upon completion of the course.

 

WHO

If you enjoy taking devices and components apart and putting them back together, figuring out how they work and how they can work better and you want to get a qualification to be able to build and invent then this is the right path for you.

HOW

All of these courses are designed to give you a sound theoretical knowledge across a mix of disciplines together with strong practical skills. This means you can move directly into work or go on to further study. You will learn how to work effectively, both on your own and as part of a team and will work on specially designed projects that bring together the various subjects in your course.All of this is done with modern, well-equipped labs, easy online access to course materials, lectures and assessment as well as on-site support from enthusiastic staff willing to spending time working with our students.

 

Professional Recognition of ITB's Engineering Courses

Through the Engineers Ireland (www.engineersireland.ie) accreditation process, ITB's engineering programmes benefit from objective evaluation and approval, thereby ensuring they stand up to the best standards worldwide.

Engineers Ireland has accredited the following programmes leading to professional titles of Associate Engineer or Engineering Technician :

  • BEng in Computer Engineering (BN012) - Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI)
  • BEng in Mechatronic Engineering (BN009) - Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI)

Our Engineering Courses

Process Instrumentation & Automation (Learn & Work)

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems

Mechatronic Engineering

Internet of Things Technologies

Product Innovation and Design

 

 

Process Instrumentation & Automation (Learn & Work) Overview

Learn + Work helps jobseekers like you to get the necessary training and experience to ready you for the many career opportunities that exist in the Process Instrumentation & Automation field. This innovative programme combines training at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) with blocks of work placement. This work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work-ready skills to gain employment upon graduation.

 

Career Opportunities

This programme has been developed in response to the growing number of vacancies in technician roles in the process and manufacturing sectors. It is designed to equip graduates with the skills and competences to operate as instrumentation/calibration/automation technicians, roles that are increasingly in demand as the sector expands and new technologies develop.

 

Computer Engineering Overview

This branch of engineering deals with the research, design, test , manufacture and maintenance of modern electronics systems, which typically consist of electronics under the control of software.

As the technology sector in Ireland continues to grow, there is a demand for graduates who have a blend of hardware and software knowledge and skills.

Hardware deals with the electronics and structure of computer based products and software deals with how they are programmed to perform useful tasks. In many cases people working in these areas have graduated from courses where either software or hardware was the major component.

Computer Engineering provides a more suitable base by providing the graduate with theory and skills in hardware and software, as well as giving the student an overview of the architecture of computer based systems. Courses in this area build the students' competencies from basic electronics to microprocessors; embedding computers into products and developing software drivers to make them work.

Career Opportunities

Computer Engineering graduates will gain employment as Software Engineers, Embedded Systems Designers and Programmers, Mobile Systems Development, Mobile Applications Development, Internet of Things Engineers and Electronic Manufacture Support.

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Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems Overview

If you enjoy building things, like to figure out how they work and want to be able to use your background in Computer Engineering to build and understand mobile systems, then this is where you can learn how things work and how to
apply your imagination to improve and invent the things that we all use in our daily lives.

Career Opportunities

The Careers Office has put in place structured information sessions at which past engineering graduates, practicing engineers, technology experts and engineering companies can engage with students on topical engineering issues, including career pathways and preparation for engineering job markets. Computer Engineering graduates, with their combined hardware and software skills are in demand in a range of industries and businesses, including software development, embedded systems, mobile application development, electronics manufacture and hardware and systems design.

 

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Mechatronic Engineering Overview

Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics in such areas as product design and process control and automation. The integration of electronics and computing technologies with mechanical engineering now forms a crucial part in the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of modern engineering products and processes. This requires the adoption by engineers and technicians of an inter-disciplinary and integrated approach to engineering that is being referred to as mechatronics.

Is this for you?

Are you curious, imaginative, active and inventive, do you like team projects and problem solving? Then the mix of electronic, electrical, computer, robotics and mechanical in Mechatronic Engineering will offer you plenty of opportunities to thrive. Graduates will be in a position to pursue careers in any number of fields from Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Heavy Industry to Aerospace Technology.

 

Career Opportunities

Mechatronic Engineering graduates will have the interdisciplinary skills necessary to integrate electronics, control, software and mechanical engineering. Graduates will be in a position to pursue careers in a variety of fields from Pharmaceuticals, Automation, Electronics, Food Processing and Manufacturing.

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Internet of Things Technologies Overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the new connected world, that is fast expanding, based on synergistic integration of Computer Science, Sensor Technology, and Engineering Science and Technology. It concerns the new generation of systems of networked devices that are becoming capable of sensing, transmitting and acting on data, e.g,: wearables, autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, smart homes, smart cities, smart industries, etc.

 

Product Innovation and Design Overview

The degree in Product Innovation and Design offers an opportunity for an exciting career in technology design. This new and innovative programme is the first of its kind in Ireland and offers students a truly unique learning experience. The programme has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Designers, Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Students can tailor their own journey through this exciting new programme with three specialist stream options: Wearable Technologies, Smart Systems or Entrepreneurship. Students will also be given the opportunity to gain deep project design experience for one entire semester within either local industry or internationally through one of our international partner Institutes.

Career Opportunities

                                                               

Students will gain hands-on experience of managing, designing, prototyping and testing new technology systems and products. From 3D printing concept designs to developing innovative hardware and software solutions, graduates will have the hands-on practical skills to be able to work at the cutting edge of new technology development. Graduates will be able to work closely with specialist engineering and technology design teams, where they will lead the ideation and conceptualisation of technology solutions to real-world problems, using design thinking and the creative design process.

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What our students say...

" I chose a degree in Computer Engineering because it integrates several fields of engineering. A computer engineering student will learn electronic, electrical, hardware and software engineering along with computer programming, networking, embedded systems and IoT Technologies. These are invaluable skills to equip in preparation for modern industry. It is a rewarding and beneficial qualification to pursue and ITB is more than equipped to ensure you get the best education in this particular discipline."     Aiden Barrett              Computer Engineering

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