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  • » Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
    CAO Code  LY607
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    The developments of electronic engineers are everywhere. There are thousands of electrical devices and systems available today that electronic engineers have somehow touched. Anything you plug into the wall - stereos, computers, microwaves, televisions, power tools, and major appliances - has been d esigned by an electronic engineer. Even things you can't plug into the wall - satellites, cellular phones, and mp3 players - have been designed, manufactured, or modified by electronic engineers.
    Major specializations within electronic engineering include communications, optical engineering, robotics, power control systems and computer engineering. A communications specialist may design and improve worldwide networks of telephones, radio, or television. You may be asked to help design new satellites to provide instant access to voice, image, or other data anyplace in the galaxy. A robotics or control specialist designs automatic controls for machines, appliances, and manufacturing processes, including computers that use expert systems software to incorporate automatic decision-making into manufacturing processes.
    The laboratories are well equipped with modern computer and wireless communications equipment, microcontroller development systems and appropriate digital design packages.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The basic entry requirement for admission to all Level 7 engineering programmes (Semester 1) is a pass (OD3 or better) in five Leaving Certificate subjects, including passes in Mathematics and in either Irish or English (or an equivalent qualification). Foundation/Alternative Maths is not acceptable.
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Proposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     1/1  Digital Circuit Design Mandatory  5  4
     Programming 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Electronics Processes 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Communications & IT 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Analogue Electronics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Programming 2 Mandatory  5  3
     Electro - Technology 1  Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Electronics Processes 2 Mandatory  5  3
     Physics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Embedded Systems 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Analogue Electronics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Project 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Communications Fundamentals Mandatory  5  4
     Monitoring and Control Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Advanced Programming Mandatory  5  4
     Analogue Electronics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Project 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Communications Interfaces Mandatory  5  4
     Electro - Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Embedded Programming Mandatory  5  4
     Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mandatory  5  4
     Analog Circuit Design Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Data Communications Mandatory  5  4
     Design Project Mandatory  5  4
     3/6  Embedded Systms Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Management 2  Mandatory  5  4
     Digital Sygnal Processing Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Wireless Communications Mandatory  5  4
     Project Mandatory  5  4
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will be able to:
    • Understand the key areas in digital design.
    • Understand the key concepts of system design and programming.
    • Understand the key concepts of analogue and digital signal processing.
    • Understand the key concepts of analogue and digital communications and specific communications systems/protocols.
    • Understand the process of testing and debugging both hardware and software.
    • Understand the major issues of manufacturing management and quality.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates from this programme may progress to the B.Eng. (Honours) in Embedded Systems Design at LYIT and to Honours Degree and Masters level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Because of the proliferation of electronics in all industries, electronic engineering technicians work at many different levels within many different companies. Students who successfully complete the B.Eng. in Electronics would expect to find initial employment as:
    • A test technician, troubleshooting electronic circuits or programming automatic test equipment;
    • A field service technician, installing and setting up electronic control equipment in industry;
    • As a sales technician, negotiating with industrial clients on the purchase of electronic systems;
    • A process technician, ensuring quality control in the production of electronic equipment.
    They will have a high level of technical knowledge in the subject areas studied. Suitable vacancies for holder of B.Eng. degrees arise in manufacturing industry, service and research establishments. Some electronic engineers are technical advisors for marketing departments of companies and some are in management positions.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Dr John Doran, Head of Department of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Doran, John
    • Telephone: (074) 9186401

  • » Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
    CAO Code  LY617
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Mechanical Engineering is a central element of almost all industries. It encompasses the design, construction and maintenance of machines and the generation and utilisation of power. The scope for mechanical engineering covers an increasingly diverse range of industries including: aerospace, textiles, medical, transport, power generation, computers and electronics. Even where an end product is not mechanical in nature the processes and plant that manufactures it almost certainly are.
    The programme provides a deeper exposure to Mechanical Engineering topics including: industrial power systems using compressed air and hydraulics, machine design using computer systems, industrial electronics control systems, characteristics and applications of engineering materials. Practical content includes hands-on experience in PLC systems and in pneumatic and hydraulic control systems, and computer aided design laboratories.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The basic entry requirement for admission to all Level 7 engineering programmes (Semester 1) is a pass (OD3 or better) in five Leaving Certificate subjects, including passes in Mathematics and in either Irish or English (or an equivalent qualification). Foundation/Alternative Maths is not acceptable.
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Proposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     1/1  Mechanics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Machine Tool Technology 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Engineering Drawing Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Communications & IT 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science 1 Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Mechanics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Machine Tool Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     CAD Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Electronic Fundamentals Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science 2 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Mechanics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Machine Tool Technology 3 Mandatory  5  6
     Mechanical Design 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Energy and Power 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Monitoring and Control Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Mechanics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Materials Mandatory  5  2
     Project Mandatory  5  6
     Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Energy and Power 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanical Design 2 Mandatory  5  2
     3/5  Pneumatic Control Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics of Materials & Machines 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Management 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanical Design 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Project 1 Mandatory  5  6
     3/6  Industrial Hydraulics Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics of Materials & Machines 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Management 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanical Design 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Project Mandatory  5  4
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will be able to:
    • Research and develop an engineering design for a mechanical component/system integrating concepts from: Machine Design; Engineering Science; Engineering Management
    • Safely manufacture components/systems in an engineering environment.
    The graduate will have skills to:
    • solve a wide variety of engineering problems i.e. pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanics, design and control systems.
    • produce three-dimensional solid models of parts/assemblies using modelling software
    • demonstrate an understanding of complex hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    • demonstrate a knowledge of the application of computers and PLCs in the control of machines
    • apply engineering management techniques
    • clearly present technical information both verbally and in written form.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    B.Eng Honours in Mechanical Engineering at LYIT, for more information.
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to Honours Degree and Masters level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Mechanical Engineering technicians find work in a wide range of different jobs. For example, you may work:
    • as a project technician involved with the design, installation and testing of new pieces of equipment,
    • as a maintenance engineer, supervising a group of maintenance people, to ensure production machinery runs smoothly with minimum breakdowns.
    • in technical sales, presenting technical aspects of specialist engineering equipment to clients.
    • as a field service technician, installing and maintaining industrial automation equipment.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Dr John Doran, Head of Department of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Doran, John
    • Telephone: (074) 9186401

  • » Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering
    CAO Code  Add-on Programme. Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  LY_MMECH_B
    Duration  1 Year post Ordinary Degree
    Standard Code Places:  15 - 20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Mechanical engineers design, manufacture and maintain products systems and services we use everyday; from phones to refrigerators and from planes to power generation. The programme will deepen your knowledge, skills and competence in core areas such as mechanical systems and design & analysis. Cutting edge engineering technologies such as virtual prototyping, reverse engineering, finite element analysis and sustainable energy systems & thermodynamics are also covered. There are also modules on professional development, innovation & business planning. If you are looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in this area, this new add-on course is for you.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Applicants must have an Ordinary Degree in Electronics or Computer Engineering or an equivalent (level 7) qualification with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Modules Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     4/7  Mechanics Mandatory  5  4
     Thermodynamic Systems & Renewable  Energy 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Design & Analysis Mandatory  5  4
     Numerical Methods for Engineers Mandatory  5  4
     Innovation, Technology & Business Mandatory  5  4
     Research Report Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Control, Instrumentation and Electrical  Power Management Mandatory  5  4
     Thermodynamic Systems & Renewable  Energy Mandatory  5  4
     Computer Aided Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     Quality & Reliability Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Development Mandatory  5  4
     Project Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will be able to:
    • Apply engineering analysis, synthesis and evaluation to engineering problems.
    • Demonstrate and articulate a practical and theoretical knowledge of Mechanical Engineering through theory, practice, experimental, project and design work.
    • Demonstrate a high level of competence and ability in problem solving, analysis and decision making.
    • Demonstrate a high level of competence and ability in technical report writing, record keeping, communication and managerial functions.
    • Identify and distinguish design team responsibilities in relevant design and engineering projects.
    • Produce complete 3d and 2d models and drawings.
    • Demonstrate time management skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use communication & IT skills to communicate engineering concepts, orally and by written and graphical means.
    • Work independently and as part of a team.
    • Adopt a professional approach to work related activities.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to Masters Degree level at LYIT.
    Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Masters Degree level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    There is always strong demand for Mechanical Engineering graduates at home and abroad. Graduates can expect to work at all levels of development. This may be at the initial stages of identifying and developing solutions or may be at the level of implementation and delivery of solutions. Graduate may be involved in product and system design and development in a number of different areas, for example, thermodynamic systems, biomedical component design, electromechanical systems integration & sustainable energy systems.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Dr John Doran, Head of Department of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Doran, John
    • Telephone: (074) 9186401

  • » Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Engineering In Embedded Systems Design

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Engineering In Embedded Systems Design
    CAO Code  Add-on Programme. Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  LY_EEMSD_B
    Duration  1 Year post Ordinary Degree
    Standard Code Places:  15 - 20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    In all aspects of our lives, in our homes, our work place, our car, even our bodies, we are increasingly interacting with embedded sensing, computing and communicating devices, which are monitoring and controlling our environment. The applications for embedded systems increase daily: medical, car industry, navigation, telecommunications, financial services, the Internet, automation, avionics, etc. Embedded systems designers are involved in all aspects of developing such systems (both software and hardware): design and prototyping, manufacture, commissioning and maintenance.
    The programme covers the broad spectrum of topics relating to Embedded System Design: VHDL and digital design principles, wireless communications, embedded operating systems, embedded C programming, internet communications and applications using wireless devices. Practical work includes the design and implementation of hardware, software and integrated systems, and the use of software packages for design and analysis. The laboratories are well equipped with modern computer and wireless communications equipment, microcontroller development systems and appropriate digital design packages.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Applicants must have an Ordinary Degree in Electronics or Computer Engineering or an equivalent (level 7) qualification with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Mathematics 7 Mandatory  5  4
     VHDL & Programming Mandatory  5  4
     Embedded Systems I Mandatory  5  4
     Communications Technologies for Embedded Systems Mandatory  5  5
     Design Project 2 Mandatory  5  3
     Innovation, Technology and Business  Mandatory  5  1
     4/8  Mathematics 8 Mandatory  5  4
     Software Design (with Embedded Linux) Mandatory  5  4
     Embedded Systems 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Networking of Embedded Systems Mandatory  5  4
     Project 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  1
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will be able to:
    • Analyse problems, develop solutions and implement solutions on several embedded systems platforms
    • Develop and build an embedded operating systems on a variety of platforms
    • Design and implement digital systems solutions in CPLDs and FPGAs.
    • Analyse performance of wireless communications systems
    • Develop and implement solutions in wireless communications environment
    • Incorporate wireless sensors into solutions
    • Work within a design team in the development of digital solutions
    • Independently undertake the design and implementation of sub-sections of a development project
    • Design and implement software solutions to a high standard
    • Document and present design solutions in a team environment
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to Masters Degree level at LYIT.
    Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Masters Degree level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    With the continued growth of embedded systems in all aspects of our environment, at work, at home and at play, the need for embedded systems designers and developers technicians has dramatically increased. Graduates can expect to work at all levels of development within industry. This may be at the initial stages of identifying and developing solutions or may be at the level of implementation and delivery of solutions.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Dr Jim Morrison, Head of Department of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: jim.morrison@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186401

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