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Certificate in Applied Electrical Engineering

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
mid-September 2023

Course Summary

This 1-year part-time level 6 programme is designed for anyone wanting to extend their understanding of electrical and electronic principles. Enrol for this great new course today!

Important notice about this course


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 12th September OR until all places are taken whichever comes first.

Fees reduced from €1500 to €950 - spaces limited.


The aim of the programme is to provide the student with the opportunity to extend their understanding of electrical and electronic principles. Students will be exposed to terminology, electrical and electronic devices related to DC and AC circuits. Students will be able to interpret, test and measure basic DC circuits.

An understanding of sensors and their signal conditioning will be obtained using light, heat and strain sensors. A basic introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) will be undertaken. Students will be familiar with hardware used in Local Area Network (LAN) and develop the ability to solve primary level faults in a LAN.

Modules include: 

  • Electrical Technology
  • Sensors
  • Electrical Automation Technology
  • Computer Networks
  • External (Work) Placement Project

The course is delivered online Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6.00-9.30pm)
There will be two days on campus for practicals (yet to be decided but possibly the Tuesday and Wednesday) after the October bank holiday.

Work Placement Project
13 weeks on site project from their employment/preparation online. Plus 5 hrs individual research

The course fee is €950. The fee is payable as follows:

  • Accept Offer Fee = €100 (non-refundable)
  • Instalment 1 of €375 payable by end of October
  • Instalment 2 of €475 payable by end of February

The programme open to applicants who have a QQI Level 5 qualification in an engineering discipline and who are currently in employment in the manufacturing or processing sector.

Dermot Clarke

Programme Director

Phone: +353 42 9370200
Course ID DK_EAEES_6
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Fees €950
Starting Date mid-September 2023
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Credits 30
Awarding Body DkIT
Delivery Method Blended