2020 CAO Points: 223
Mechatronic engineering combines mechanical engineering, electronic and computer engineering and software design to create intelligent machines, such as ‘intelligent’ robots and safer cars.
Are you curious, imaginative, active and inventive? Do you like team projects and problem-solving? Then the mix of electronic, electrical, computer, robotics and mechanical in this course will offer you plenty of opportunities to thrive.
You’ll spend over 50% of the contact hours doing hands-on, practical assignments, tutorials and project work in well-resourced, state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops.
You’ll study a wide range of subjects, from Algebra and Geometry, Professional Development for Engineers, Engineering and Electrical Science, Mechanics and Computer-Aided Design to Instrumentation, Design Methodology, Automation and Computer Networks.
Work Placement: You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience through an industry placement at the end of Year 3, lasting 8-10 weeks.
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.
Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store
Our graduates work in a rage of roles including:
- Food Processing
- Algebra and Geometry
- Professional Development for Engineers
- Digital Electronics
- Engineering Science
- Circuit Theory
- Workshop Practice 1
- Fundamentals of Calculus
- Analogue Electronics
- Programming 1
- Electrical Science
- Introduction to Electronic Communications
- Workshop Practice 2
- Linear Algebra and Calculus
- Interfacing and Data Acquisition
- Fluid Power Systems
- Mechanics 1
- Computer-Aided Design
- Electronic Computer-Aided Design
- Statistics and Probability
- Manufacturing and Maintenance
- Mini Project
- Signals and Transforms
- Electrical Power and Machines
- Mechanics 2
- Design Methodology and Tools
- Project (Part 1)
- Automation 1
- Automation 2
- Computer Networks
- Project (Part 2)
- Quality Systems
- Signal and System Analysis
Electives - Semester 2
- Energy Management Systems
- Industrial Engineering
You must select one elective
These two electives are indicative since electives depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.
I chose Mechatronic Engineering because I like observing things, trying to figure out how they work, what they are made of and how they work together. The reason I picked Mechatronic Engineering is that it covers a broad section of Engineering. Every day I learn something new.
- Mykhaylo Shram, Mechatronic Engineering