Electrical Engineering is primarily concerned with the generation , transmission and distribution of Electrical power , the design and development of electrical machines and equipment and the specification of electrical service plans for industrial buildings and facilities.
There is also a major emphasis on ensuring that 70% of Irelands electricity demand is met by renewable energy sources such as wind , solar and hydro by 2030. Electrical Engineers work on the development of a smart electrical grid to allow for the effective utilisation of renewable energies
The first year of the Electrical Engineering course from Waterford Institute of Technology is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of maths, engineering science and technology that underpin the study of engineering. It will equip students with the knowledge required to undertake a more specific study of engineering in relation to electrical engineering in years two and three.
Graduates from the BEng in Electrical Engineering may find employment in fields such as:
Filing roles such as:
Field Service Engineer
Electrical Services Engineer
- Fundamental Engineering Maths
- Electrical Science
- Electronic Devices & Theory
- Computer Aided Electrical Engineering
- Robotics & Control
- Electrical Power Engineering
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesElectrical Engineering Electronics & Embedded Technology Energy & Power Engineering View 43 other Bachelors in Electronics & Embedded Technology in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 5 subjects: O6/H7
- English or Irish: O6/H7
- Mathematics: O6/H7
- If English is not your first language, students should present evidence of competence.
- You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
- You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
International10250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
Student Contribution €3,000
Living costs for Waterford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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