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Process Instrumentation and Automation / Ionstraimíocht agus Uathoibriú Próiseas

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Process Instrumentation & Automation

This course is only open to graduates/students of TU Dublin course TU5508 Certificate in Industrial Automation (formerly BN742), as detailed below.

Admission to this course may be granted to the following applicant cohorts:

1. Graduates of TU5508 Certificate in Industrial Automation

Graduates of Certificate in Industrial Automation admitted to this course will be exempted from the following modules:

  • Instrumentation and Calibration 2 PIAA H3021
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2 PIAA H3022
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 3 PIAA H3031
  • Fluid Power Systems PIAA H3033

2. TU5508 students having successfully completed the following modules:

  • Process Instrumentation and Control 1 SECT H3015
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 1 SECT H2022
  • Process Instrumentation & Control 2 ESIA H4019
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2 SECT H3016

This applicant cohort having gained admission will be exempted from the following modules:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2 PIAA H3022
  • Instrumentation and Calibration 2 PIAA H3021

NB: Successful applicants will be required to undertake a mathematics bridging module EENG H1011 in Year 1

This course has been developed in response to the growing number of vacancies in technician roles in the process and manufacturing sectors. It is designed to equip graduates with the skills and competences to operate as instrumentation/calibration/automation technicians, roles that are increasingly in demand as the sector expands and new technologies develop.

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IT Requirements:

MEDIUM spec (minimum) (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes). MS Windows 10 based laptops are recommended.

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Graduates of this course will be qualified for Engineering Technician roles. Typical roles will be Instrumentation/Calibration Technician, Electrical Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Automation/Controls Engineer, in a variety of engineering industries such as pharmaceutical, food processing, oil and gas industry, waste-to-energy conversion and a wide rage of manufacturing plants.

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • Fluid Power Systems

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Mathematics bridging module
  • Computer Interfacing and Industrial Networks
  • Instrumentation and Calibration 2

Year 1 - Semester 3

  • Facility Energy management

Year 2 - Semester 1

  • Environmental Monitoring Systems

Year 2 - Semester 2

  • Process Control
  • Level 7 Project***

Year 2 - Semester 3

  • Quality Systems

*** Project is delivered and completed across the second and third semesters in Year 2

Year 1:

Tuesday 6-10pm [Online]

Thursday 6-10pm [On Campus]

Year 2:

Tuesday 6-10pm [Online]

Thursday 6-10pm [On Campus]

Please note that there is a summer time commitment for this course


Applications are now open - Apply Now

Information on how to apply can be found at: 

NOTE: Applications are only considered from graduates/students of TU Dublin course TU5508 Certificate in Industrial Automation (formerly BN742)


TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2023



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€3,500 per year

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