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  • TU Code: TU005
  • Level: 7
  • Duration: 2 Years (part-time)
  • Award: Bachelor of Engineering Industrial Electrical Engineering
  • Sector: Electrical
  • Location: Tallaght

The apprenticeship in Industrial Electrical Engineering leads to the award of a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) Degree and has been specifically designed as a progression for qualified electricians who wish to upskill and to move into engineering roles in industry. 

Students will gain a thorough understanding of the theory, concepts and methods in the engineering sciences and electrical technologies which are relevant to the Industrial Electrical Engineer.

The two-year course is currently delivered in part-time format. One full day in university on our Tallaght campus and one evening online each week.  Current shedule as follows, but may be subject to change:

  • On campus classes: Thursday 09:00-21:00 (with 13:00-14:00 for lunch generally).
  • Online: Monday or Tuesday evenings
  • The academic year is separated into three Semesters;
    • Winter (Sept-Dec & Exams Jan)
    • Spring (Jan - April & Exams May)
    • Summer (May-July & Exams July)

This programme is primarily designed for qualified electricians who meet the entry criteria below:

  1. Holder of the Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Craft (Electrical)
  2. Holder of the Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Craft (Electrical/Instrumentation) or Craft (Refrigeration)
  3. Holder of a Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 6), or a cognate Level 6 Electrical Certificate, with relevant industrial electrical experience
  4. Registered Electrician with qualifications (National Craft Certificate / Senior Trades) other than in (1) or (2) above, can apply for access through recognition of prior learning process.
  5. Competence in spoken and written English

Employer Registration

An application for entry to the Programme can only be submitted by the employer. Apprenticeship contracts of employment remain with their registered employer. 

As part of the national apprenticeship system, there are formal requirements for approval of an employer’s suitability to train apprentices and for registration of apprentices. SOLAS is responsible for delivering on these requirements. Applications for entry to the apprenticeship can only be submitted by an employer who is registered for the Industrial Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship on the SOLAS Apprenticeship Client Services System. Employers can contact TU Dublin directly to initiate the registration process or can contact the apprenticeship training advisor from their local Education & Training Board (ETB).

Semester 1

  • Electrical and Instrumentation Drawing (CAD)
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Industrial Communications & Personal Development
  • Industrial Maintenance Systems
  • Work Based Portfolio Lv7 1

Semester 2

  • Engineering Communications and Collaborative Working
  • Electrical Machines (Appr)

Semester 3

  • Electrical Testing and Faultfinding
  • Probability and Statistics

Semester 4

  • Industrial Electrical Control Systems
  • Electrical Planning & Layout
  • Energy Efficiency in Industry
  • Work Based Project

Semester 5

  • Advanced Electrical Workshop
  • Advanced PLC Systems
  • Industrial Project
  • Project Management - Electrical
  • Work Based Portfolio Lv7 2

Semester 6

  • HMI and SCADA
  • HV & Distributed Electrical Systems
  • Process Instrumentation and Calibration

Applications are now open: Apply Online

For queries on the application process please contact: 
Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432