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Certificate in Applied Electrical Engineering

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 6
Course Start Date
22 January 2019

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 Springboard course today!

Important notice about this course

This course is deliverved via Springboard+. you can find more information on Springboard by clicking here.

Spring 2019 intake of this course is fully booked out.

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 proposed start dates for the Applied Electrical Engineering Programme is Tuesday 22nd January 2019 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 22nd 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 - 1st Feb 2019
2 - 15th Feb 2019
3 - 1st March 2019
4 - 15th March 2019
5 - 29th March 2019
6 - 12th April 2019

Springboard+ offers a choice of free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. See all Springboard Courses offered at DkIT here. Applications can also be made for one year full-time and two year part-time ICT Skills Conversion courses.

Dermot Clarke (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370200

Lifelong Learning Centre
Phone: +353 42 9370295

Course ID DK_EAEEJ_6
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Credits 30
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Awarding Body DkIT
Starting Date 22 January 2019
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