Electrical & Control Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreach ┐ Rialúcháin

Programme Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Control Engineering

2021 CAO Points 272

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English OR Irish



Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Electrical and control engineering (E&CE) involves a variety of engineering roles from the day-to-day running of ECG machines and ventilators in hospitals to engineering technologist positions in manufacturing plants and the electrical power industry.

They can be responsible for the electricity supply and electronic systems in unusual and exciting work environments such as cruise liners and aircraft. They also develop and install high-security alarm systems, advanced lighting, and automated production equipment.

E&CE involves analysing complex electrical and electronic circuits and power systems. In addition, for a careers in the many areas of electrical power, automation, robotics, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries, you need computing skills, ranging from ECDL to advanced-level programming in control and automation systems.

In the first year, you’ll be introduced to a broad range of foundation courses that underpin electrical engineering. At the start of Year 2, you choose to follow either of two streams: 1) Control and Automation Systems (design and programme robotic production lines and other automated systems) or 2) Electrical Energy Systems (techniques used and the equipment required for the efficient generation, transmission and use of electricity).

In final year, you complete your studies by engaging in a substantial engineering project in your chosen specialist field.

Study Abroad Opportunities
You can complete your final-year project abroad in a European university under the Erasmus Exchange programme.

Further Study
If you reach the appropriate level in your final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites, you may be able to progress to Year 3 of Level 8 honours degree programmes in TU Dublin.

Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress into Year 3, will receive a Higher Certificate

Because of the broad nature of the programme, Electrical and Control Engineering graduates can find employment in a variety of engineering roles:

  • Electrical Power Systems Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Industries Engineer
  • Process and Manufacturing Industries Engineer
  • Medical Devices and Equipment Engineer
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Principles
  • Professional Development
  • AutoCAD
  • Electrical Services
  • Electronic Systems
  • Electrical Practice
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Systems
  • Control and Automation Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Engineering Computing
  • Electronic Systems
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Engineering Design & Practice
  • Industrial Computing

Core Subjects:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Project
  • Control Systems & Automation
  • Electrical Energy Systems

Options: three subjects from a group including:

  • Electrical Services
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics, Signals & Systems
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Business Entrepreneurship.

At the start of the second year the student is offered the choice of one of two streams in either Control and Automation Systems or Electrical Energy Systems.

In addition there are a number of option courses available to allow the student broaden his/her knowledge base.

Electrical Energy Systems: techniques used and the equipment required for the efficient generation, transmission and use of electricity.
Control and Automation Systems: design and programme robotic production lines and other automated systems.
An important feature of the programme is that of building the students communication, professional development and management skills.

In the final year all students complete their studies by engaging in a substantial engineering project in their chosen specialist field.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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Colm Murray