BEng in Mechatronics (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 yrs

Course Summary


Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries.

Mechatronics is how high-tech manufacturing is done today and is becoming one of the fastest growing career areas. Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent machines such as the robots and flexible manufacturing systems of today and for tomorrow. 

During this course students will learn how to design, build and control the machines and processes that are found in the biomedical, automotive, food processing and high volume manufacturing sectors, to name but a few. Mechatronic engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.

 

 

Key Course Information

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.   
Live Lectures:
Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. For the BEng in Mechatronics, students must expect to attend live classes 3-5 times per week and each class lasts approximately 1 hour. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle. 
 

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

Must have a level 6 in a related area. Candidates with relevant work experience or an apprentice qualification in Electrical trades or relevant area my do a Level 6 qualifier in Automation and Instrumentation to gain entry. Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions/ credit for some parts of the programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available at www.myexperience.ie which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions@itsligo.ie .

Career Opportunities

The integrated skills developed in this mechatronics course can be applied to a variety of jobs, enabling students to have a very promising career in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, electronics, food processing and manufacturing sectors. Graduates from this degree programme will have the interdisciplinary approach necessary to integrate electronics, control, software and mechanical engineering.

Further Study

Following completion of the L7 BEng in Mechatronics degree, students can progress straight on to the L8 BEng(Hons) in Mechatronics 2-year add-on part time degree BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online) - Institute of Technology Sligo (itsligo.ie) (subject to satisfactory performance at L7). 

Programme Fees

Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€6,800

Fees per annum:

€3,400