ITB offers engineering courses at Honours Degree, Ordinary Degree and Higher Certificate levels in the area of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mobile Systems and Mechatronic Engineering.
Graduates will be in a position to pursue careers in fields such as Mobile Systems, Software Development, Electronics Design, Manufacturing, Automation and Test Engineering..
If you enjoy building things, figuring out how things work and how they can work better and want to be able to use your qualifications to build and invent then this is the right path for you.
Designed to give you both the practical skills to move directly into industry and the theoretical knowledge required to move on to further study, all these courses comprise a targeted mix of disciplines. You will learn how to work effectively alone and as part of a team and will complete projects integrating various aspects of the course.
All of this is facilitated with modern well-equipped labs, online materials, lectures and assessment as well as on-site support from enthusiastic staff, willing to spend time helping students.
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)
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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.
Graduates completing a course in engineering are qualified as Technicians and Engineers and can find a satisfying career in Design, Installation, Testing, Telecommunications, Software Development, System Maintenence and Research and Development.
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.
And when it comes to employment, there’s
a growing demand for graduates with the
mix of hardware and software skills including
hardware-software integration, all of which are
required to work in this ever expanding world of
mobile systems, from app development to the technology of the networks behind it all.
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?
If you’re curious, imaginative, active and inventive, if you like team projects and problem solving, 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 and Technology.
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.