Electrical Services Engineering / Electrical Services Engineering

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical Services Engineering  (Part Time)

Entry to DT083 is possible on completion of DT078.

Entry is also possible if the student has completed a relevant Level 6 qualification.”

This is a two-year part-time course designed to prepare students for careers as Electrical Services Engineers. The course has been designed in close consultation with the Electrical Services Industry. Students will become computer literate and will also develop expertise in the technical areas necessary to use software packages for electrical services design. The programme will provide a wide knowledge base, which will enable the student to specialise in different areas of interest such as the following: lighting design; emergency services design; data cabling; standby power systems; industrial automation; electrical distribution design; project management; building services and environmental control.

Entry into stage 4 is possible for successful graduates of Electrical Services Engineering Technician Higher Certificate or graduates possessing an equivalent qualification.

Programme aims   

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide a deep seated learning environment for students
  • Produce graduates who will exercise engineering skills in a scientific and reflective way, which will enable them to perform to a high level of expertise in modern industry
  • Enable graduates to be creative and to think critically
  • Enable graduates to develop communication, managerial, personal and interpersonal skills
  • Educate graduates on the environmental impact of energy use
  • Give graduates the knowledge skills and competence to carry out energy efficient building designs and to operate plant and equipment in the most energy efficient way.
  • Enable graduates to integrate renewable energy technologies in buildings
  • Allow linkage and transfer to TU Dublin Electrical, Building Services and other engineering  programmes within the TU Dublin and further afield

Programme Learning Outcomes          

Having completed the course the students will be able to:

  • Work as a member of a design team
  • Design industrial and commercial electrical installations
  • Use appropriate BIM software to produce and revise engineering drawings
  • Design and operate automated systems for industrial plant
  • Employ standard estimating and tendering techniques for electrical services applications
  • Examine, compare and operate data transfer systems used for computer control
  • Employ modern application software such as Excel, Amtech, Dialux, or equivalent software, etc.
  • Make professional presentations and write technical reports using Power Point, Word etc.
  • Develop a personal career portfolio
  • Analyse the design and control of modern building environments
  • Explain and use standard project management techniques
  • Prepare safety management reports and carry out risk assessments
  • Configure machine /human interfaces
  • Demonstrate capability in problem solving, analysis, and decision making
  • Provide engineering systems support for manufacturing industries
  • Advise the building design team with regard to comfort, fire safety, green building design and construction.
  • Describe and compare different renewable energy technologies suitable for integration in buildings
  • Design a renewable energy system for a building
  • Evaluate the environmental impact of energy use

Year 1 (Stage 4)

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Project Management
  • Renewable Energy Plant
  • Industrial Automation (Optional)
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Network Fundamentals (Optional)
  • Building Automation (Optional)

Year 2 (Stage 5)

  • Building Services
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Electrical Services Project
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM

3 evenings per week (min.) (28 weeks each year) 

Students who successfully complete this course can progress to further studies in the Electrical Services and Energy Management programme, with the option of full-time or part-time study in Electrical Services & Energy Management.

Assessment consists of examinations and continuous assessment. Examinations are normally held in January and May (semester 1 and semester 2 respectively).

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Ordinary) / BEngTech (Ord)


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2021


City Centre: Grangegorman


Year 4 - €2,155 Year 5 - €2,555

Contact Us

Mr. Colin Conway (Programme Chair)