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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
Tuesday 24th January @ 6pm (subject to change)

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 applicants is 11th January 2023 or until all places are full whichever occurs first.

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

This course will be delivered 2 evenings per week (either online or face to face) each semester and also includes a 4 hour lab class either on a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. 

Timetable Semester 1
Tuesdays 6-9pm - Sensors (online class) with Robert Carolan

Thursday 6-9pm - Electrical Technology (online class) with John Collins

Friday afternoon or Saturday morning - 2 hour Labs (online) every second week with Dermot Clarke

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

The course fee is €1,500. The fee is payable as follows:

  • Application Fee = €50 (Non-refundable if you are made an offer of a course place)
  • Accept Offer Fee = €100 (non-refundable)
  • Instalment 1 of €600 is payable by 28th February
  • Instalment 2 of €750 is payable by 31st October

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_EAEEJ_6
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Fees €1500
Starting Date Tuesday 24th January @ 6pm (subject to change)
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Credits 30
Awarding Body DkIT
Delivery Method Blended