Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics
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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.
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 Duration:
- 3 Year
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- Course Award:
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Course NFQ Level:
- Level 7
- 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: Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified mathematics module included in their award either module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for IT (5N18396) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics.
Careers & Opportunities
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.