Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics

Course Overview

  • 3

    Year

  • 7

    Level

  • 252

    Points

  • AL712

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Mechatronics is widely held to mean a combination of the traditional mechanical and electronics fields with software and computer technology. In simple terms, it can be considered to be automation in the manufacturing environment. Mechatronics engineers with these skills are now in high demand in the manufacturing sector, with many large companies struggling to fill all of their required positions due to a shortage of skilled graduates.

If you are a motivated person with a creative mind, and are interested in engineering and how things work, then Mechatronics could be for you. AIT, with its recently constructed 35 million euro engineering building, is ideally placed to take you to the next level.

What will I experience?

On this course you will:

  • Explore the relationships between Mechanical, Electronic and Software engineering as applied to modern ‘smart’ machines, and commonly used in the manufacturing industry
  • Work in bright, modern laboratories with the very latest in Mechatronics technology and software
  • Complete a Mechatronics final year project, working with a group of your peers, to design and construct a working Mechatronics system, such as a robotic automated work cell, or a web-controlled ‘smart’ house.

Additional Information

Accreditation:

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics, you are eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the registered professional title of Associate Engineer.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
CAO Course Code:
AL712
Cut Off CAO Points:
252
Median CAO Points:
402
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 evel 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, Electronics Technology, Engineering Economics, Computer Aided Design, Control & Power Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechatronics Practice, Computer Technology.

Year 3

Project, Statistical Process Evaluation and Control, Control & Automation, Mechanical Systems Design, Computer Networks, Quality and Project Management, Mathematics, Mechatronics Systems, Human Machine Interfaces, Manufacturing Systems and Organisation Management.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

Your specialised knowledge of Mechatronics can lead to direct employment in the manufacturing industry or further advancement of your education to an honours degree at AIT or other institutions.

Graduates have found employment in the manufacturing sector generally, across a broad range of industries, such as the medical device, electronics, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors. Typical jobs include process/machine maintenance, process development, fault-finding, as well as working in multi-disciplinary teams in a modern manufacturing environment.

One year of further study at AIT can lead to an honours degree in Manufacturing Technology, which will allow employment as a graduate Engineer.

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