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LC275 What is the programme about?


This undergraduate programme provides a broad foundation in electrical and automation engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares the student for entering the profession of electrical and automation engineering as well as for further study at graduate level. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for positions in design, development, research applications, maintenance and operation in the fields of electrical energy systems, power systems and control and automation. The curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, engineering science, controls and electrical engineering topics.


This programme includes practical and project-based learning in well-equipped modern laboratories and builds on the practical aptitude of the learners and to introduce them to key relevant technologies and knowledge necessary for employment in the electrical and automation sector. The department maintains close links with local industries and consequently many of our graduates are offered employment even before graduation.


Upon completion the learner will be a fully rounded graduate; intellectually competent to self-direct their learning and fully empowered to continue their professional development.


Who is the programme suited to?


This programme is designed for persons requiring advanced knowledge in the areas of Advanced Control Systems, Energy Management, Electrical Power Systems and Power Quality. It has a broad-based curriculum with strong practical content.


Modules


Year 1: Engineering Maths 1, Engineering Science, Electrical Technology 1, Electrical Workshop 1, Electronics 1, Technical Communications, Energy Systems.


Year 2: Digital Systems and Networking, Renewable Energy Technology 1, Energy Transfer Systems, Electrical Technology 2, Electrical Workshop 2, Instrumentation and Control, Maths for Energy Engineering 1, Electrical & Instrumentation Drawing.


Year 3: This year is divided into two semesters with electives offered in each semester. Semester 1: Power Conversion Systems, Electrical Machines, PLC Systems and Applications, Renewable Energy Technology 2, Project Management, Data Analysis / Statistics. Semester 2: Distributed Electrical Systems, Plant Information Systems, Renewable Energy Technology 3, Business Start Up, Energy Efficiency in Industry, Project Feasibility or Build.


Year 4: This year is divided into two semesters with electives offered in each semester. Semester 1: Electrical Power Systems 1, Advanced Plant Automation, Statistical Process Control, Energy Management Systems & Conservation, Sustainable Power Conversion and Applications non renewable, Water and Wastewater Engineering. Semester 2: Electrical Power Systems 2, Advanced SCADA & Industrial Networks, Applied Statistical Control, Electrical Power Quality & Reliability Sustainable Power Conversion and Applications Renewable, Energy Storage for Electrical Power Systems, Project Dissertation.


What can I do after the programme?


Completion of this programme will allow you have a career in the areas of Advanced Control Systems, Energy Management, Electrical Power Systems, Power Quality and other related fields.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Programme Code LC275


Programme Level Level 8


CAO Points 2015 New Programme 2016


Duration 4 years


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate - A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. Although not a requirement, it is recommended that applicants achieve a minimum of an O5 grade in Mathematics due to the mathematics content of this programme.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


> 128 Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Contact Mr. Ger O’Farrell, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293322 Email: electrical@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC275


Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering


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