Certificate in Applied Electrical Engineering

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday, 26th January 2021

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


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 new proposed start date for the 2020/21 Applied Electrical Engineering Programme is Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Room NW228

The timetable is as follows: 

Tuesday -  Sensors - 18:00 - 20:00
(This session is normally online - however students are requested to attend the college on the first date on 26th January 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Room NW228).

Thursday - Sensors - 18:00 - 19:00 in room NW228

Thursday - Electrical Technology 19:00 - 21:30 (Including 1/2 hour break) in room NW228

Every 2nd Friday (6 in total) Electrical Technology Laboratory 13:00 - 17:30 in room NW228. Schedule as follows:

1 - 2nd Oct 2020
2 - 16th Oct 2020
3 - 30th Oct 2020
4 - 13th Nov 2020
5 - 27th Nov 2020
6 - 11th Dec 2020

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 2021
  • Instalment 2 of €750 is payable by 31st October 2021

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.

All application will be reviewed.

Dermot Clarke (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: Dermot.Clarke@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_EAEEJ_6
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Credits 30
Places 20
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Awarding Body DkIT
Fees €1500
Starting Date Tuesday, 26th January 2021
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