Industrial Electrical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreach Thionsclaíoch

Programme Title: Industrial Electrical Engineering (Apprenticeship) 


*Applications to the programme can only be submitted by registered Employers.

The 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. Apprenticeship contracts of employment are with a registered employer. An application for entry to the Programme must be submitted by the employer.


  • All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English


Employer Registration
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 Tallaght directly to initiate the registration process or can contact the apprenticeship training advisor from their local Education & Training Board (ETB).

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. 

The two-year Programme is currently delivered as a Part Time Programme over one full day in Tallaght and one evening online each week, currently Thursday 09:00-21:00 ( with 13:00-14:00 for lunch generally)  The evening session is online (normally Monday or Tuesday). The academic year is separated into three Semesters; Winter (Sept-Dec & Exams Jan); Spring (Jan - April & Exams May); Summer (May-July & Exams July). 

The student 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.

Modules Covered:

  • Industrial Communications & Personal Development
  • Engineering Communications and Collaborative Working
  • Electrical Drawings (eplan and BIM)
  • PLCs (basics to advanced)
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electrical Planning & Layout
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Testing and Fault-finding
  • HV & MV Electrical Systems
  • Networking/HMI Scada
  • Industrial Maintenance and Energy
  • Industrial Project

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Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432

TU Code





Bachelor of Engineering Industrial Electrical Engineering

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Fees (EU)




Commencement Date

September 2021

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