Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy

Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy

Course Overview

  • 3

    Year

  • 7

    Level

  • 206

    Points

  • AL711

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

The School of Engineering at AIT has a long tradition in delivering mechanical engineering courses that meet the ever changing needs of modern industry. Our close relationship with industry ensures that our programmes have a very practical and applied focus that will give you hands-on experience of the areas that is most relevant to today’s industries. AIT’s state-of-the-art Engineering and Informatics Building is recognised internationally as housing a wide array of the latest equipment and technologies used in industry.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy was born out of our close ties with industry, where a requirement for engineering graduates with both core mechanical engineering skills and competencies coupled with knowledge and practical skills in the area of renewable energy emerged. The School of Engineering developed this unique programme to satisfy this new industrial necessity. The course is constantly reviewed by the school and industry to ensure its relevance, and the programme is fully accredited at Associate level by Engineers Ireland, ensuring that you as a graduate can be confident the skills and knowledge you gain will be internationally recognised.

What will I experience?

  • Engineering education at AIT is very practical. Almost 50% of your time will be spent in state-of-the-art laboratories developing your practical engineering skills, and the other 50% will be spend on engineering theory and its application.
  • You will develop your problem solving skills and reasoning techniques.
  • You will work on topic specific problems both as part of a team and as an individual, and develop your lifelong learning skills.
  • You will develop your ability to effectively communicate within the engineering community and society at large.
  • You will develop an ethical awareness with regard to the engineering profession and environment.
  • You will learn about the environmental loading of a given process/plant and be committed to its reduction, either in terms of the product, the materials or the process.
  • Upon completion of the programme you will have developed an ability to critically appraise mechanical engineering systems, to identify areas of potential improvement, to bring about corrective action and where applicable, to suggest and implement an alternative solution.

What opportunities might it lead to?

As a holder of this qualification, you will possess the necessary practical and theoretical underpinning to enable progression to the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Level 8) or the BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology at AIT.

As a graduate from this degree, you would be in a position to apply for a variety of careers including: associate engineer, energy management, utilities engineering/management, renewable energy technologist, production technologist, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning, or as a CAD operator.

You will also have attained the necessary skills and abilities to start your own business within the mechanical engineering and renewable energies domain.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
CAO Course Code:
AL711
Cut Off CAO Points:
206
Median CAO Points:
300
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept of Mechanical/Polymer Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI (FETAC):

Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have the module Mathematics (5N1833) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics.

Course Structure

Year 1

Mathematics, Engineering Science, Mechanics, Materials and Processing, Engineering Workshop, Drawing and CAD, Communications and Computer Applications.

Year 2

Mathematics, Instrumentation, Mechanics, Energy Systems and Thermofluids, Engineering Practice & CAD, Materials, Control & Power Technology, Processes and Operations Management, Process Technology & Design.

Year 3

Project, Statistical Process Evaluation and Control, Solar Energy, Control & Power Technology, Energy Systems & Thermofluids, Quality and Project Management, Mathematics, Wind and Hydro Power, Systems Design & Vibrations, Combined Heat & Power, Energy & Sustainability.

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