The new Apprenticeship in Industrial Electrical Engineering leading to the award of a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Degree is specifically designed as a progression programme for Qualified Electricians who wish to upskill and to acquire advanced knowledge, competences and skills to move into engineering roles in Industry.
Applications to the programme can only be submitted by registered Employers. The programme is primarily designed for qualified electricians who meet the entry criteria below:
1. Holder of the Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Craft (Electrical)
2. Holder of the Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Craft (Electrical/Instrumentation) or Craft (Refrigeration)
3. Holder of a Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 6), or a cognate Level 6 Electrical Certificate, with relevant industrial electrical experience
4. Registered Electrician with qualifications (National Craft Certificate / Senior Trades) other than in (1) or (2) above, can apply for access through recognition of prior learning process. Apprenticeship contracts of employment are with a registered employer. An application for entry to the Programme must be submitted by the employer.
All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English
As part of the national apprenticeship system, there are formal requirements for approval of an employer’s suitability to train apprentices and for registration of apprentices. SOLAS is responsible for delivering on these requirements. Applications for entry to the apprenticeship can only be submitted by an employer who is registered for the Industrial Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship on the SOLAS Apprenticeship Client Services System. Employers can contact TU Dublin Tallaght directly to initiate the registration process or can contact the apprenticeship training advisor from their local Education & Training Board (ETB).
The Industrial Electrical Engineer will be equipped to design, plan, risk assess, program and commission a wide range of industrial electrical systems safely and in line with all relevant Irish and EU standards.
The Industrial Electrical Engineer will also be trained to lead fault-finding and trouble-shooting of complex electrical equipment, to present proposals & analysis within the company, to carry out statistical analysis & investigation, to compile system documentation, and to constantly assess the needs for upgrading of industrial electrical systems in terms of safety, environmental and technological aspects.
During the programme the student will gain a thorough understanding of the theory, concepts and methods in the engineering sciences, electrical technologies, mathematics, ICT, as well as in the design and engineering practice relevant to the Industrial Electrical Engineer. The Programme will also allow the student acquire the ability to derive knowledge and apply analysis from the electrical engineering sciences in the design of practical solutions to complex problems in the fields of electrical engineering, energy technology and industrial control systems while taking into account any inherent limitations. The programme is a mix of theoretical and technical modules and will be delivered in a well-equipped and modern laboratory environment.