Mechatronic Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicitreonach

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline). Higher Certificate discipline will determine elective choice in semester 1 (based on discipline covered in less detail in the Higher Certificate)

Applicants who have completed a QQI Level 6 award (National Craft Certificate) in a craft such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation or Fabrication and have 3 years post-qualification experience in an industrial environment may also be considered eligible for entry to this course.

Such applicants will be required to take a bridging module in Mathematics (Fundamentals of Engineering Mathematics) during the first semester of the course.

They will also be required to complete both elective modules (MECC H3012) Analog and Digital Electronics and (MECC H3013) Fundamentals of Mechanics.

The course is targeted towards those working in a related industry, who have already achieved the award of Higher Certificate in Engineering (Electronics/Mechanical/Mechatronics or related) (NFQ level 6) or with a FETAC level 6 craft award (subject to conditions), who desire to upskill to a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics (NFQ level 7). This course allows students to achieve the award of Ordinary Degree in Engineering in Mechatronics. This is a widely recognised and accredited multidisciplinary engineering qualification. It will give students the necessary knowledge, know-how and skills to advance in their employment as a technician in a relevant industry. It will also give students the opportunity to proceed to further studies in Mechatronics (i.e. honours level studies).

Mechatronics is the integration of precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics in:

  • Product design process, for creation of more functional and adaptable products.
  • Process control and automation.
  • Quality control/Management.
  • System efficiency enhancement, including ergonomics.

IT Requirements

A HIGH spec is recommended (i.e. able to run Win 10, design packages such as Solid Works etc. should be able to run comfortably i.e. needs high RAM, larger SSD, Graphics acceleration, etc.). A Windows machine is required. Apple Macs are not recommended due to software package installation requirements.  

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Employment opportunities exist in (among other key industries):

  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Instrumentation technology and machine tools
  • Smart electrical appliances
  • Medical devices industries incorporating sensors, control and machine vision
  • Microprocessor and computer technology
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Automotive manufacturing industries
  • Industrial robotics

Subjects covered in the course include aspects of electronics, mechanics, automation, production, software engineering and mathematics, with a strong emphasis on practical skills. A significant aspect of the course is the undertaking of a project, in which the theoretical and practical skills developed during the programme are brought together in the design and construction of a Mechatronics solution to an engineering problem.

Year 1

  • Quality Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Signals and Transforms
  • Electrical Power & Machines
  • Signals and Systems Analysis

Year 2

  • Automation 1
  • Design Methodology & Tools
  • Mechanics 2
  • Computer Networks
  • Automation 2
  • Project *

* Project is delivered across Semesters 4 and 5

 

Special regulations:

In semester 1 a minimum of 10 credits must be taken.

Applicants with a Higher Certificate – the discipline will determine the required bridging module to be taken either MECC H3012 “Analog and Digital Electronics” or MECC H3013 “Fundamentals of Mechanics” in semester 1.

Applicants who have completed a FETAC Level 6 award in a craft such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation or Fabrication and have 3 years post-qualification experience in an industrial environment will be required to take a bridging module in Mathematics (EENG H1017 “Fundamentals of Calculus”) in semester 1 in addition to taking both MECC H3012 ‘Analog and Digital Electronics’ and MECC H3013 ‘Fundamentals of Mechanics’

Award classification is determined based on results of all modules taken

Year 1:

Monday 6-7pm & 7:30-8pm [Online]

Wednesday 7-8pm [Online]

Up to 3 practical sessions per semester, Saturday 9am-3pm [On campus]

Year 2:

Monday 6-7pm & 7:30-8pm [Online]

Wednesday 7-8pm [Online]

Up to 3 practical sessions per semester, Saturday 9am-3pm [On campus]

**Saturday practical day dates to be advised in Week 1**

**Please note that class timetables and modes of delivery are indicative and may be subject to change, depending on public health advice**

Applications are now open. Apply here

Information on how to apply can be found at: https://www.tudublin.ie/study/part-time/how-to-apply/ 

Graduates of this course may progress on to TU815 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering.

TU Code

TU013

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Engineering

Duration

2 Years

Course Type

Undergraduate

Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2022

Location

Blanchardstown

Fees

€3,400 per year

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