2019 CAO Points: 270
Are you curious, imaginative, active and inventive? Do you like problem-solving? The mix in this course of electronic, electrical, computer, robotics and mechanical will offer you lots of opportunities to thrive. Graduates can pursue careers in many fields, from pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and heavy industry to electronics and automation. You’ll study a wide range of subjects, from Algebra and Geometry, Engineering and Electrical Science, Mechanics and Computer-Aided Design to Instrumentation, Design Methodology, Automation and Computer Networks.
In Year 4, you’ll study advanced subjects such as Control Systems, Software Engineering and Industrial Robotics, and complete a Design Project.
You’ll spend 50% of the course time doing hands-on practical assignments, tutorials and project work in well-resourced, state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops.
Work Placement: You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience through an industry placement at the end of Year 3, lasting 8-10 weeks.
Postgraduate Study: On graduation you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.
- Food Processing
- Algebra and Geometry
- Professional Development for Engineers
- Digital Electronics
- Engineering Science
- Circuit Theory
- Workshop Practice 1 and 2
- Fundamentals of Calculus
- Analogue Electronics
- Programming 1
- Electrical Science
- Introduction to Electronic Communications
- Linear Algebra and Calculus
- Interfacing and Data Acquisition
- Fluid Power Systems
- Mechanics 1
- Computer-Aided Design
- Electronic Computer-Aided Design
- Statistics and Probability
- Manufacturing and Maintenance
- Mini Project
- Signals and Transforms
- Electrical Power and Machines
- Mechanics 2
- Design Methodology and Tools
- Automation 1 and 2
- Computer Networks
- Quality Systems
- Signal and System Analysis
Electives - Semester 2: Energy Management Systems or Industrial Engineering
You must select one elective.
- Differential Equations and Numerical Methods
- Control Systems
- Software Engineering
- Embedded Systems
- Design Project (Part 1 and Part 2)
- Mechanics and Materials
- Industrial Networks and Distributed Systems
- Industrial Robotics and Vision Inspection
- Industrial Placement (8-10 weeks in summer after Year 3)
If you don’t opt for industry placement, you take the 2 electives listed below, in Year 4:
Electives - Semester 2: Advanced Computer-Aided Design or Sustainable Energy Systems or Enterprise Resource Management
The electives are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.
I chose Mechatronic Engineering because I like observing things, trying to figure out how they work, what they are made of and how they work together. The reason I picked Mechatronic Engineering is that it covers a broad section of Engineering. Every day I learn something new.
- Mykhaylo Shram, Mechatronic Engineering