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Electrical & Control Engineering / Innealtóireacht Lectreach & Rialaithe

DT009

What is... Electrical & Control Engineering?

Electrical and Control Engineering involves a variety of engineering roles from the day to day running of ECG machines and ventilators in hospitals to engineering technologist positions in manufacturing plants and in the electrical power industry to name but a few. Graduates can be responsible for the electricity supply and electronic systems in unusual and exciting work environments such as cruise liners and aircraft. They also develop and install high-security alarm systems, advanced lighting, and automated production equipment.

Electrical and Control Engineering involves analysing complex electrical and electronic circuits and power systems. In addition, computing skills, ranging from ECDL to advanced level programming in control and automation systems are required in order for students to enter careers in the many areas of electrical power, automation, robotics, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Because of the broad nature of the programme, Electrical and Control Engineering graduates from DIT have found employment in a variety of engineering roles in the following industries:

  • Electrical power systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Process and manufacturing industries
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • and many more.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study on this programme?

In the first year the student is introduced to a broad range of foundation courses that underpin modern Electrical Engineering.

At the start of the second year the student is offered the choice of one of two streams in either Control and Automation Systems or Electrical Energy Systems.

In addition there are a number of option courses available to allow the student broaden his/her knowledge base.

Electrical Energy Systems: techniques used and the equipment required for the efficient generation, transmission and use of electricity.

Control and Automation Systems: design and programme robotic production lines and other automated systems.

An important feature of the programme is that of building the students communication, professional development and management skills.

In the final year all students complete their studies by engaging in a substantial engineering project in their chosen specialist field.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Principles
  • Professional Development
  • AutoCAD
  • Electrical Services
  • Electronic Systems
  • Electrical Practice

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Systems
  • Control and Automation Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Engineering Computing
  • Electronic Systems
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Engineering Design & Practice
  • Industrial Computing

Year Three

Core Subjects:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Project
  • Control Systems & Automation
  • Electrical Energy Systems

Options: three subjects from a group including: Electrical Services, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Signals & Systems, Robotics, Industrial Electronics and Business Entrepreneurship.

Are there study options?

Students have the opportunity of completing their final year project abroad in a European University under the Erasmus Exchange programme.

Further information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4938 (Mr. Colm Murray )

T: 01 402 4874 (Mr Michael Farrell)

E: colm.murray@dit.ie

E: michael.farrell@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/