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
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.
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Fundamental Engineering Maths||Introductory Calculus|
|Electrical Science 1||Electrical Science 2|
|Electronic Devices & Theory||Discrete Active Circuits|
|Engineering Science 1||Electrical Engineering 1|
|Computer Aided Electrical Engineering 1||Computer Aided Electrical Engineering 2|
|Learning Skills / Communications||Electrical Workshop|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Further Calculus & Probability||Linear Algebra & ODEs|
|Engineering Software Tools||Building Services|
|Instrumentation & Measurement||Robotics & Control|
|Electrical Engineering 2||Electrical Machines|
|Security Systems Design||Power Systems|
|Applied Electrical Engineering Project||Electrical Control Project|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Maths Transform Methods||Linear & Fourier Analysis|
|Mechatronics 1||Lighting & Daylight Design|
|Industrial Electronics||Industrial Automation|
|Electrical Services Design||Sustainable Heat & Power Generation|
|Electrical Power Engineering||Engineering Management & Enterprise|
|Electrical Engineering Project 1||Electrical Engineering Project 2|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Graduates from the BEng in Electrical Engineering may find employment in fields such as:
Filing roles such as:
Field Service Engineer
Electrical Services Engineer
Transfers are possible onto other courses subject to pre-requisite modules and material covered, within SETU Waterford or other education institutions. For example,