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Electrical & Control Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreach ┐Rialúcháin

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Control Engineering

2023 CAO Points: 213

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
One of the following awards:
CCTXX Control Technology
CELTX Electronic Technology
CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
CITXX Information Technology
5M0536 / 5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks
Level 6:
Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

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 course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Course Description

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 courses in TU Dublin.

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

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Because of the broad nature of the course, 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 course 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.

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

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Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering Technology


3 years

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City Centre: Grangegorman

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