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Course Details

Bachelor of Science in Process Instrumentation and Automation

Course code: BN315 Entry Route into programme:
  • Certificate in Industrial Automation (BN742) and FETAC


Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 7
Fee: €3,000 per year
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-10pm
Award title: Bachelor of Science
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB  

Please note that this course is now full for the academic year commencing September 2017.


Minimum Entry Requirements

This programme is only open to applicants who have successfully completed our BN742 - Certificate in Industrial Automation and in addition who hold a minimum of a FETAC Level 6 qualification (e.g. qualified electrician) in a cognate area.


Course Overview

Graduates of this programme will be qualified for Engineering Technician roles. Typical roles will be Instrumentation / Calibration Technician, Electrical Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Automation / Controls Engineer, in a variety of engineering industries such as pharmaceutical, food processing, oil and gas industry, waste-to-energy conversion and a wide rage of manufacturing plants.

Note :

Please note there is a summer time commitment for this programme during year 1 semester 3.

The exact delivery times and duration of these modules will be agreed in good time.

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • * Mathematics ( Bridging Module )
  • Computer Interfacing Technology & Industrial Networks
Semester 2
  • Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Facilities Energy Management
Semester 3 (Summer)
  • Quality Systems
Year 2
Semester 1
  • Project ( 10 credit module run over the full year)
Semester 2
  • Process Control
  • Project ( 10 credit module run over the full year)

* Bridging module for all FETAC level 6 students

Please note that there are a limited number of places on this course. Applications should therefore be made early.

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