Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 290*
  • Course Code SG334
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries. Mechatronic engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.

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

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This programme offers both an applied and practical-based approach with content that develops industry-relevant and sought-after skills. It is designed to address the needs of industry by supplying skilled technicians who have developed a diverse set of skills in machine design, sensor technology, control systems, computing and industrial networks.

During the intensive three years, students will learn how to design, build and control the machines and processes that are found in a wide range of sectors.

YEAR ONE

Students study general engineering subjects including Mathematics and Physics, and modules including Technology, Electrical Principles, Introduction to Engineering and Programming.

YEAR TWO

Students deepen their studies in the core modules of mechatronics, studying Instrumentation and Control, Automation and Electrical Signals and Systems. Hands-on experience in Robotics, Electronics, Pneumatics and Programmable Logic Controllers help to develop the skills expected of a mechatronic technician.

YEAR THREE

Specialist modules including Industrial Data Communication, Control Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition ensure that students become proficient in Electronic System Design, Real-time Programming and Process Control. Students develop their abilities in design, implementation, report writing, time management and  problem solving.

                                          

Entry Requirements

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Career Opportunities

Our engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally.

The integrated skills developed in this Mechatronics degree 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.

The BEng in Mechatronics comes with professional accreditation from Engineers Ireland. This is an internationally recognised accreditation which means graduates have worldwide employment opportunities. A professionally accredited programme gives graduates an advantage when it comes to employment.

 

Further Study

Graduates have two further study options. They may progress to the Level 8 add-on BEng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering which will take one additional year to complete. Graduates may also progress to the start of year three of the Level 8 BEng (Hons) in Robotics and Automation which will take two additional years to complete. A final year average above 50% in the Level 7 Ordinary degree is required in order to progress to the Level 8 degrees.

BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (add-on)

BEng (Hons) in Robotics and Automation

Following completion of a Level 8 programme, we offer a wide range of Level 9 and Level 10 post graduate options..

Postgraduate studies at IT Sligo

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Did you know?

The BEng in Mechatronics comes with professional accreditation from Engineers Ireland. This is an internationally recognised accreditation which means graduates have worldwide employment opportunities. A professionally accredited programme gives graduates an advantage when it comes to employment.

Our Engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the mechatronic & automation sector both nationally and internationally.

Our Engineering programmes are hands-on, with a big emphasis on developing practical skills. This means our students graduate with the skills employers want.

Our Level 7 and Level 6 Engineering programmes have a common first semester. This gives students a good understanding of the different aspects of the engineering profession. In semester two, they will choose a field of engineering to specialise in from  Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer EngineeringMechanical EngineeringMechatronics or Precision Engineering and Design This allows students to change their speciality in semester two if desired.