BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

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BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

Limerick Institute of Technology
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  • 298
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  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


Electrical engineering is a diverse and challenging profession concerned with the design, development and control of electrical energy and equipment upon which our technological society so largely depends. Electrical engineers utilize their knowledge of devices and systems design in a multitude of areas. These include generation, transmission, distribution,control and usage of electrical energy in a safe, economic and sustainable way.

LIT’s Electrical Engineering degree is a nationally accredited and internationally recognised programme that provides a comprehensive study of electrical principles, practices and applications. This programme will provide graduates with the key skills necessary to perform roles in several industry disciplines, including power systems operation and protection, maintenance and commissioning of control and automation systems. It develops advanced knowledge in the areas of Electrical Power Systems and Power Quality and Advanced Control and Automation Systems.

This programme includes practical and project-based learning in well-equipped modern laboratories in a broad-based curriculum with strong practical content. It allows students to work in industry with placement on Year 3 of the programme. The programme includes practical and projectbased learning in well-equipped modern laboratories and builds the practical aptitude of the learners. It introduces them to key relevant technologies and the knowledge necessary for employment in the electricaland automation sectors. The department maintains close links with local industries and consequently many of our graduates are offered employment even before graduation.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish and a minimum of an O4 in Mathematics. 

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme."

Courses Units

You need to complete 298 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within LIT or elsewhere. 

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