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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Energy Systems & Industrial Automation

CAO code: BN122 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • FETAC graduates
Duration: 4 years
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 240 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  


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Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in six subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.

The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC is any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules.

This award must include Mathematics (C20139) or Mathematics (5N1833) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174).

The courses considered as cognate areas for progression to this course include :



Energy Systems and Industrial Automation Overview

Energy Systems is the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the electrical and mechanical systems required for the safe, comfortable and energy efficient operation of modern buildings (industrial and commercial buildings).

Industrial Automation – Modern process and manufacturing industries rely on modern automation technologies to ensure products of a very high quality can be produced safely and efficiently.

Is this for you ?

Curious, imaginative, practical types who are interested in energy efficiency and sustainability; in how things work and how they could work better, can equip themselves with the technical skills needed to develop and implement environmentally friendly, efficient, low impact ways of renewing and managing energy.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified as engineers and technicians and will be capable of working in roles like Maintenance Technicians/Managers, Facilities Technicians/Managers/ Engineers, Energy Managers, Energy Auditors, Project Managers, Building Services Design Technicians/Engineers, Automation Technicians/Engineers, Instrumentation and Control Technicians, Manufacturing Process Technicians.


Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Technology Mathematics 1
  • Computer Applications with Personal Development
  • Electrical Drawing
  • Electrical Practice 1
  • Electrical Science 1
  • Analogue Electronics
Semester 2
  • Technology Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Practice 2
  • Electrical Services 1
  • Electrical Science 2
  • Industrial Electronics
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Computers & Networks
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Sustainable Technology 1
  • Electrical Services 2
  • Electrical Power & Machines 1
  • Digital Electronics
Semester 4
  • Technology Mathematics 3
  • Year 2 Project
  • Electrical Practice 3
  • Mechanical Services 1
  • Electrical Power & Machines 2
  • Porgrammable Logic Controllers 1
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Technology Mathematics 4
  • Computer Interfacing and Graphical Programming
  • Project Management
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Process Instrumentation & Control 1
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2
Semester 6
  • Sustainable Technology 2
  • Year 3 Project
  • Mechanical Services 2
  • Electrical Power & Machines 3
  • Fluid Power Systems
Year 4
Semester 7
  • Year 4 Project
  • Mechanical Services Design
  • Facilities Energy Management
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Environmental Policy & Legislation
Semester 8
  • Business & Quality Systems
  • Transmission & Distribution of Electrical Energy
  • Process Instrumentation and Control 2
  • Facilities Maintenance Management

Note :

Year 4 project will run over 2 Semsters and will be assessed at the end of Semester 8.

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Mark MacMahon

"My studies at ITB gave me an excellent overview of process control and instrumentation, which benefitted me in my role at Intel, where we have multiple measuring devices across a wide spectrum of bulk gases. ITB has excellent facilities and very knowledgeable lecturers"

Mark MacMahon ,
Facilities Engineering Technician, Intel

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