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Engineering Systems Maintenance / Cothabháil Chórais Innealtoreachta

DT002

What is... Engineering Systems Maintenance?

Engineering Systems Maintenance is an engineering activity which allows graduates to work in a mechanical /manufacturing/electrical engineering maintenance environment in high-tech multi-national companies as well as traditional indigenous industries and public utilities. These activities are a key component of an industry’s competitiveness as well as ensuring efficiency, safety and reliability of production and service delivery of utilities. Graduates of the course will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to operate effectively in an environment where diagnostic and applied engineering skills will be valued and rewarded.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Manufacturing industry in Ireland has expanded significantly over the past number of years, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Promotion to higher positions within an organization is dependent on your ability, application and dedication. The option of self-employment is also a feasible and attractive one.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject perquisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the Year 3 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Those who qualify with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree meet the Technician Engineer level requirement of Engineers Ireland and can qualify for the Associateship grade of membership after they have completed a suitable period of practical training.

Students who successfully complete Year 2 of the programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The Engineering System Maintenance programme was specifically designed to meet the increasing demands on maintenance technologists. The function of maintenance engineering personnel has changed in the past two decades This has lead to a demand in modern industry for an integrated multi-skilled, flexible maintenance technologist, with expertise in the complementary disciplines of electrical, mechanical , fluid power and computer applications.

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Maths
  • Computer Software Applications
  • Communications
  • Power Conditioning
  • Maintenance Principles of Power Transmission
  • Electro-Technology

Semester 2

  • Maths
  • Electro-Technology
  • Applied Engineering Science
  • Applied Engineering Materials
  • Maintenance Principles of Power Transmission
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Maths
  • Facilities Operation Maintenance & Efficiency
  • Maintenance & Asset Management
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance Diagnostic Systems
  • Applied Engineering Science

Semester 2

  • Maths
  • Facilities Operation Maintenance & Efficiency
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electrical Service Plant
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Maintenance & Asset Management

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Maths
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Maintainability & Supportability
  • Electrical Facilities Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
  • Facilities Operation Maintenance & Efficiency
  • Project

Semester 2

  • Advance Maintenance Techniques
  • Business Management
  • Metrology & Quality
  • Computurised Plant Maintenance
  • Project

Further Information

School of Mechanical & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3659 (Miriam Daly)

T: 01 402 3761 ( John Brennan, Programme Chair)

E: john.brennan@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalanddesignengineering/