ITB offers engineering courses at Honours Degree, Ordinary Degree and Higher Certificate levels in the area of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Energy Systems and Industrial Automation.
Graduates will be in a position to pursue careers in any number of fields from Pharmaceuticals, Mobile Systems, Manufacturing and Heavy Industry, Energy and Aerospace and Technology.
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.
Official Recognition of ITB's Engineering Courses
Engineers Ireland (www.engineersireland.ie) has accreditated the following programmes leading to professional titles of Associate Engineer or Engineering Technician :
- BEng in Computer Engineering (BN012) - Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI)
- BEng in Mechatronics (BN009) - Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI)
- Higher Certificate in Electronics & Computer Engineering - Engineering Technician (BN001) (Eng Tech IEI)
Our Engineering Courses
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has been proven that the production and use of energy has a significant effect on the earth’s climate and needs to be addressed. The European Commission and Irish Government have committed themselves to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have highlighted two key areas that will contribute to meeting their targets:
An increase in the use of renewable electrical technologies such as wind, solar, wave, hydro etc.
An increase in energy efficiency within existing buildings.
Sustainable electrical technologies are those that can be used for an indefinite period without damaging the environment, or without depleting natural resources. Sustainable electrical technicians are involved in the design, installation and maintenance of electrical and control systems in the construction and manufacturing sectors. The aim of the course is to produce technicians that will operate in a sustainable manner in their careers to ensure that maximum energy efficiency is achieved through the use of renewable technologies and energy management techniques. In doing so, graduates will play an important role in addressing the issues of climate change.
Graduates completing a course in Sustainable Electrical Technology will be qualified as technicians and will be equipped to work in the renewable energy manufacturing sectors. Typical employers may include:
- Renewable energy contractors
- Electricity generation and supply companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Food/beverage companies
- Computer/electronics manufacturers