Department of Mechatronic Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Mechatronic Engineering

Through applied learning and research, the Mechatronic Engineering Department aim to have an impact on the environment, industry and agriculture using robotic and automation technology.

Mechatronic Engineering is a discipline that is concerned with Electronic, Mechanical and Computing systems. The integration of these disciplines enables the development of a wide variety of innovative technologies such as robotics, automation machinery, monitoring systems, renewable energy technologies etc.

The department of Mechatronic Engineering in the Institute of Technology Sligo focus the adaption of this skills to three main areas. These are:

  • Robotics and Automation / Mechatronic Engineering – These programmes aims to produce graduates with skill sets that apply to the automation of industrial and manufacturing systems.
  • Polymer Processing – The suite of online programmes up skill graduates to the control and processing of various polymer materials as well as the role of design of plastic parts and tool parts.
  • Data Centres Facilities Engineering – The data centres programme was developed in collaboration with Google, Facebook and Microsoft and  equips learners with the mechatronic skills to develop monitoring and control systems for the efficient and safe operations of a data centres facility.

Staff in our department are actively involved in national and international research with areas of application in the area of autonomous vehicles, environmental and renewable energies, agriculture and material processing.

The department is very linked with industry and we have organisations such as First Polymer SkillNet , Google and Facebook on our advisory boards. Our graduates are highly skilled and sought after in their respective fields and we offer delivery both online and full time with the largest online programme in the area of Mechatronic Engineering.

Staff

Meet the Head of Department

Dr. David Mulligan

David Mulligan is a Head of Department for Mechatronics at the Institute of Technology, Sligo where he has been a school member since 2010. He holds a Ph.D., Masters and Bachelors degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway where he also worked as a research project manager and adjunct lecturer between 2000 and 2010. David’s research interests are in the area of intervention management information systems for support agencies assisting the SME sector. He has also been involved in several international research projects in the area of Industry4.0, Business Process Reengineering for SMEs, Ambient Intelligence and Supply Chain Management. David is the chair of the polymer programmes in IT Sligo and lectures in several subjects including Operations Management, Medical Device Manufacturing and Mathematics. He has also delivered courses in the area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Project Management and Operations Management for NUI, Galway and the Atlantic University Alliance as well as the Open Learning Centre. David is also actively involved in Engineers Ireland and was the Chair of the North West branch in 2016/17. Further to this he was also vice chair of community futures initiative for Charlestown and is actively involved in several charities and has spent over two years in Nigeria working as a volunteer promoting SME development.

Contact us

Dr. David Mulligan
Head of Department of Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Design
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Phone: +353 (0)71 9155220
Mobile: +353 (0)873665397
email: mulligan.david2@itsligo.ie

Department Staff

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Courses

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Course name NFQ Level Graduate Level Favourite
Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations Level 6 Online
Certificate in Engineering in Road Engineering and Design Level 9 Online
Certificate in Engineering in Bridge Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Road Safety Audit and Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Lean & OpEx (Yellow Belt) Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng(Hons) in Robotics and Automation Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in General Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Writing & Literature (Online) Level 8 Online
MSc in Computing (Data Science) Level 9 Online
Master of Arts in Creative Practice Level 9 Postgraduate
Master of Arts in (Specialism) Level 9 Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate in Property Services (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Facilities Management Level 6 Online
PG Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Applied Construction Technology Level 6 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management Level 6 Online
MEng in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme Level 9 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Automotive Artificial Intelligence Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Engineering Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in General Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts Hons in Interior Architecture and Design add-on Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Waste Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design add-on (Online) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
PG Dip. in Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Certificate in Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Secure IT and Deep/Machine Learning Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) Software Development (Add-On) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Online
Master of Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in Architecture Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing (Smart Technologies) Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in App Design and User Experience (UX) Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Development Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng in Precision Engineering and Design (Online) Level 7 Online
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics Level 6 Undergraduate
Certificate in Strategic Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance (Online) Level 9 Online
Master of Science in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Writing & Literature Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design) Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Precision Engineering & Design (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Validation Technologies Level 6 Online
Special Purpose Award : Work Based Project Level 6 Online
BSc in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Advanced Lean Sigma Quality (Black Belt) (Online) Level 8 Online
Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online) Level 7 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Creative Design (Add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering Level 6
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online) Level 8 Online
Master of Science in Quality Level 9 Postgraduate
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Construction Management (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 8 Online
BEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Electronics and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BEng in Mechatronics (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation (Online) Level 6 Online
MSc in Quality (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 7 Online
BSc in Quality (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Quality Assurance (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Polymer Technologies (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) in Fine Art (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Design Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Software Development (add-on) (online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) Electronic & Computer Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science Advanced Wood and sustainable Building Technology Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology (Online) Level 8 Online