BEng in Electrical Engineering

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BEng in Electrical Engineering

Waterford Institute of Technology
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  • 180
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  • Bachelor
  • 3 years


Electrical Engineering is primarily concerned with the generation , transmission and  distribution of Electrical power , the design and development of electrical machines and equipment and the specification of electrical service plans for industrial buildings and facilities.

There is also a major emphasis on ensuring that 70% of Irelands electricity demand is met by renewable energy sources such as wind , solar and hydro  by 2030.  Electrical Engineers work on the development of a smart electrical grid to allow for the effective utilisation of renewable energies

Admission Requirements

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Courses Units

You need to complete 180 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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This course is a three year level 7 degree in Electrical Engineering. The course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production, renewable technologies and energy policy and legislation.

The first year of the course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of maths, engineering science and technology that underpin the study of engineering.  It will equip students with the knowledge required to undertake a more specific study of engineering in relation to electrical engineering in years two and three.

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