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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
2017 Points: 290
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
  • Project Part 1
Semester 6
  • Signals & Systems Analysis
  • Computer Networks
  • Quality Systems
  • Automation 2
  • Project Part 2
  • 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...

Graham Knowles

" I chose Mechatronic Engineering at ITB because I always questioned how things worked as a child and wanted to understand all things related to technology. The college has great facilities for students undertaking engineering courses such as designated engineering workshops and labs. If you are a hands-on focused hardworking individual, this course will suit you."

Graham Knowles,
Mechatronic Engineering Student

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