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  • » BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING WITH DEGREE AWARD OPTIONS: ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER ENGINEERING

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering with Degree Options in
     Electronics or Computer 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 QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Electronics and Computer Engineering offer a wide range of application areas and both are central to almost all aspects of modern life. Applications can range from nanotechnology to large scale systems and they impact areas such as mobile devices and wireless communications; energy, robotics and automation; computing and networking, biotechnology, and biomedical devices.
    As a LYIT Electronics or Computer Engineering student, you’ll enrol in a common first year, which allows you to gain an understanding of both of these engineering disciplines, before being offered or choosing your area of specialisation. The common first year leads to the following programmes:
    Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Guideline entry requirement for EU/EEA applicants are available here.
    • 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 Part-time Study
    Applicants from Northern Ireland will require
      5 recognised subjects at GCSE grade C or better, which must include
    • English (or Irish)
    • Maths
    • at least one A-level ( grade E or better.) (Applied A-levels are accepted)
    • a minimum of 140 points
    Note:
    GCSEs at grade C and better can be used to contribute to the basic matriculation requirements - but are not counted for points.  AS levels and A-levels are counted for points subject to certain terms and conditions, i.e. you can’t count a subject twice, exams must be taken in a single sitting .   See here for the GCSE/GCE scoring mechanism.   
    NI Applicants presenting  awards other than A-levels as a basis for entry are non–standard applicants.  Non-standard awards are not included in the CAO central scoring mechanism.  Nonetheless LYIT will consider non-standard awards, provided they are at UK framework level 3 or higher. Applicants presenting non-standard awards should send copy certificates to CAO and, thereafter,  should contact admission@lyit.ie  directly, informing us of your Name, CAO number,  and the non-standard awards you intend to present.
    What will I have to study?
    COMMON FIRST YEAR
    Year/SemesterModules
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science Mandatory  5  5
     Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     Introduction to Electronic Mandatory  5  4
     Digital Fundamentals Mandatory  10  6
     1/2  Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Electrical Technology Mandatory  5  5
     Programming 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Analogue Electronics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     PLC Control 1 Mandatory  5  4

  • » 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 QQI
    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
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • 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 Part-time Study
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science Mandatory  5  5
     Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     Introduction to Electronics Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Technology and Drawing 1  Mandatory  10  8
     1/2  Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Electrical Technology Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Technology & Drawing 2 Mandatory  10  8
     PLC Control 1 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Materials Science Mandatory  5  4
     Thermodynamics Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanical Design & Manufacturing 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Mechanics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Instrumentation Mandatory  5  4
     Pneumatics Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanical Design & Manufacturing 2 Mandatory  10  8
     3/5  Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Management 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Design Project Mandatory  5  3
     Mechanical Design 1 Mandatory  5  4
     PLC Control 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     3/6  Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanical Design 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Management 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Hydraulics Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Project 1 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, click here 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. 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

    Engineering Science

  • » 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 QQI
    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/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Mathematics 7 Mandatory  5  4
     Mechanics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Thermodynamic Systems & Renewable Energy 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Design & Analysis Mandatory  5  5
     Research Project Mandatory  5  4
     Innovation, Technology & Business Mandatory  5  1
     4/8  Mathematics 8 Mandatory  5  4
     Thermodynamic Systems & Renewable Energy 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Computer Aided Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  1
     Project 2 Mandatory  10  4
    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. 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

  • » 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