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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS


BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING What is the programme about?


IndustrialAutomationLIT @Automation_LIT


LC277


The Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems is a multidisciplinary three-year engineering programme. The main areas of engineering covered on the programme include: Electrical, Electronics, PLC Programming, Process Control and Instrumentation, Electro-Mechanical and Robotics Systems. The trend over the last decade for high-volume low-cost manufacturing industries based in Ireland has been to move labour intensive production operations to lower wage economies. This pattern has ultimately meant that remaining manufacturing operations within Ireland require modern automated production lines in order to compete.


This programme attempts to address the requirement for automated manufacturing and production in Ireland by producing both technicians and engineers who can design, commission, debug and repair industrial automation and robotic systems. As a graduate, you will have skills that will allow you to work with highly automated and robotic manufacturing systems. You will learn the skills allowing you to work safely and competently with electrical/electronic control systems and electro-mechanical systems. You will also study mechanical services, instrumentation and process control, programming and CAD. Direct entry to Year 2 is possible for suitably qualified Phase 6 Electricians.


Who is the programme suited to?


Automation and robotics is a fascinating area of study. If you are interested in how things work, have a logical mind, have an appreciation of the power of automation, and of how much it is going to impact our lives in the future, then you will enjoy and be successful in this area.


Modules


Year 1: Engineering Mathematics 1, Engineering Science, Electrical Technology 1, Electronics 1, Technical Communications, Electrical Workshop 1, Mechanical Maintenance Principles.


Year 2: Engineering Mathematics 2, Electrical Technology 2, Electrical Workshop 2, Industrial Electronics, Instrumentation & Control, Fluid power Systems, C & PLC Programming, Electrical & Instrumentation Drawing (CAD).


Year 3: Semester 1: Advanced PLCs & Industrial Networks, Labview & Data Acquisition, Microcontrollers, Motion Control & Robotics, Project, Mechanical Drives & Facilities (E), Project Management (E). Semester 2: HMI & SCADA, Manufacturing Automation, Power Electronics, Applied Control Systems, Project, Probability & Statistics (E), Business Start-up (E).


(E) = you must choose one Elective module from Semester 1 & 2 in Year 3.


What can I do after the programme? Graduates are very much sought after by companies with modern automated manufacturing systems and processes. Employment as a technical engineer involves diagnosing, testing and troubleshooting, repairing, commissioning, technical report writing, research and development, design and manufacturing, and technical sales of industrial equipment.


Job categories for graduates also include employment as: Automation Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Equipment Maintenance Technician, PLC and SCADA Programmer, Manufacturing/Industrial Maintenance Technician. Progression to a Level 8 honours degree programme at LIT is available to graduates of this programme.


2015 Graduate Rob Laffan pictured with his project ‘Tippy Talk’, for which he won ‘National Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’ & ‘Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year 2015’ awards.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Programme Code LC277


Programme Level Level 7


CAO Points 2015 200


Duration 3 years


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in 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.


Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Contact Mr. Ed Mullen, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293327 Email: automation@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC277


IndustrialAutomationLIT @Automation_LIT


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Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering


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