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.
|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|
Leaving Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements for BEng in Electrical Engineering
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: 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:
Filing roles such as:
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,
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