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Electrical & Control Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Dublin Institute Of Technology's Electrical & Control Engineering programme involves a variety of engineering roles from the day to day running of ECG machines and ventilators in hospitals to engineering technologist positions in manufacturing plants and in the electrical power industry to name but a few.
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Graduates of Dublin Institute Of Technology can be responsible for the electricity supply and electronic systems in unusual and exciting work environments such as cruise liners and aircraft. They also develop and install high-security alarm systems, advanced lighting, and automated production equipment.

Electrical & Control Engineering involves analysing complex electrical and electronic circuits and power systems. In addition, computing skills, ranging from ECDL to advanced level programming in control and automation systems are required in order for students to enter careers in the many areas of electrical power, automation, robotics, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries.

Career Opportunities

Because of the broad nature of the programme, Electrical and Control Engineering graduates from DIT have found employment in a variety of engineering roles in the following industries:

  • Electrical power systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Process and manufacturing industries
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • and many more.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study on this programme?

In the first year the student is introduced to a broad range of foundation courses that underpin modern Electrical Engineering.

At the start of the second year the student is offered the choice of one of two streams in either Control and Automation Systems or Electrical Energy Systems.

In addition there are a number of option courses available to allow the student broaden his/her knowledge base.
  • Electrical Energy Systems: techniques used and the equipment required for the efficient generation, transmission and use of electricity.
  • Control and Automation Systems: design and programme robotic production lines and other automated systems.

An important feature of the programme is that of building the students communication, professional development and management skills.

In the final year all students complete their studies by engaging in a substantial engineering project in their chosen specialist field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Principles
  • Professional Development
  • AutoCAD
  • Electrical Services
  • Electronic Systems
  • Electrical Practice

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3250 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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