BEng in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of EngineeringElectrical Engineering

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        188 - 487
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering is concerned with the basic forms of energy that run our world. Whether it’s gas, hydro, turbine, fuel cell, solar, geothermal or wind energy, electrical engineers deal with distributing these energies from their sources to our homes, factories, offices, hospitals and schools.  Electrical engineering also involves the exciting fields of electronics and information technology.

The electrical engineer supplies us with the ability to harness electricity which has transformed our lives.  It gives us light, heat, communication systems and comfort. Electrical engineers create and design products and information systems using scientific principles combined with problem-solving and innovation.

What is the BEng in Electrical Engineering?

This course is a three year level 7 degree in Electrical Engineering. The course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production, renewable technologies and energy policy and legislation.

The first year of the course 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.

BEng in Electrical Engineering special features/placement

Students will undertake a number of project modules, which will be industry supported and driven and will prepare the student for working as part of an engineering team in industry.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Fundamental Engineering MathsIntroductory Calculus
Electrical Science 1Electrical Science 2
Electronic Devices & TheoryDiscrete Active Circuits
Engineering Science 1Electrical Engineering 1
Computer Aided Electrical Engineering 1Computer Aided Electrical Engineering 2
Learning Skills / CommunicationsElectrical Workshop
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Further Calculus & ProbabilityLinear Algebra & ODEs
Engineering Software ToolsBuilding Services
Instrumentation & MeasurementRobotics & Control
Electrical Engineering 2Electrical Machines
Security Systems DesignPower Systems
Applied Electrical Engineering ProjectElectrical Control Project
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Maths Transform MethodsLinear & Fourier Analysis
Mechatronics 1Lighting & Daylight Design
Industrial ElectronicsIndustrial Automation
Electrical Services DesignSustainable Heat & Power Generation
Electrical Power EngineeringEngineering Management & Enterprise
Electrical Engineering Project 1Electrical Engineering Project 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BEng in Electrical Engineering  

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BEng in Electrical Engineering:

Graduates from the BEng in Electrical Engineering may find employment in fields such as:

  •  Pharmaceutical Industry

  •  Medical Technology

  •  Manufacturing Engineering

  •  Power Generation

  •  Renewable Energies

  •  Electrical Contracting

Filing roles such as:

  •  Electrical Technician

  • Maintenance Technician

  •  Field Service Engineer

  •  Electrical Services Engineer

Follow on Study BEng in Electrical Engineering graduates:

Transfers are possible onto other courses subject to pre-requisite modules and material covered, within WIT or other education institutions. For example,

WD004 ELE - BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering - Year 3


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