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Course Details

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical Technology

Course code: BN039 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • FETAC graduates
Duration: 3 years
NFQ level: 7
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB  

Note :

This programme is not being offered anymore.

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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.

Career Opportunities

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

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry standard for Leaving Certificate graduates progressing to an ab-initio Ordinary Degree (Level 7) course is an ordinary D3 in five subjects including Mathematics and either English or Irish. Mathematics at foundation level is not acceptable to meet the minimum entry requirements as mathematics is considered an essential element of the course. 

Advanced entry into year 2 will be offered to holders of a FETAC Level 6 National Craft Certificate in Electrical or Electrical/Instrumentation trades. Candidates availing of advanced entry will be required to complete bridging modules in Mathematics 2 (SECT H1017) and Engineering Science (SECT H1018).  Advanced entry into year 2 will also be considered from applicants who have suitable qualifications in science, technology or engineering.

Special Requirement

Prospective students interested in undertaking this course are required to pass a colour blindness test before accepting an offer  of a place. It is the student's own responsibility and at his own his/her own expense to provide a documentary evidence of the optician report to the Institute.


Course Content

The Sustainable Electrical Technology course proposes to cover the following subject areas:

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 and Networks
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Sustainable Technology 1
  • Electrical Services 2
  • Electrical Power and Machines 1
  • Digital Electronics
Semester 4
  • Technology Mathematics 3
  • Mini Project
  • Electrical Practice 3
  • Mechanical Building Services
  • Electrical Power and Machines 2
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (PLCs 1)
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Technology Mathematics 4
  • Computer Interfacing Technology
  • Sustainable Technology 2
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Process Instrumentation & Control 1
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (PLCs 2)
Semester 6
  • Project Management
  • Final Project
  • Electrical Power and Machines 3
  • Fluid Power Systems

Electives : Energy Management or Mechanical Services 2

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What our students say...

Noel Walsh

"I'm a Electrician of 15 years. I always wanted to take it one step further and go into the Engineering side of things. It's tough, the syllabus is broad but if getting a degree was easy everyone would have one. All of the students are fantastic, the lecturers are great, very down to earth, very approachable "

Noel Walsh ,
Sustainable Electrical & Control Technology

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