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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?
Electrical Engineering is the study of Electricity, its generation and distribution, Electronics and Electromagnetism. The electrical engineer supplies us with the ability to harness electricity which has transformed our lives. It gives us light, heat, communication systems and comfort. Electrical engineers create and design products and information systems using scientific principles combined with problem-solving and innovation.

What is the BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering?
The BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering is a full-time, four year, honours degree course of study that can be chosen within the Engineering Common Entry Route. The primary aim of the programme is to produce graduates of high calibre who possess a thorough knowledge of scientific principles and engineering practice and an appreciation of the work and business environment in which the professional engineer must work. WIT aims to create an open, stimulating environment for students and aims to provide access to an appropriate range of facilities and equipment.

The programme core content has a strong emphasis on nurturing an ability to foster analytical thinking and reasoning. A 6-month industrial placement helps give the student a context for some of the material already learnt and will provide a stimulus in the final year of learning.

Five module groups forming a pathway (across the years) can be identified in the programme:

  • Control Engineering modules form a group of modules across the programme to provide a specialist area. This group includes Analog Control, Digital control and Robotics and Vision. These modules are also heavily supported by the programming modules HLL programming and Software applications and Algorithms
  • Electrical Systems: the area of Electrical power and distribution is covered in Electrical Power Systems, Electrical Power Systems project, Renewable Energies, Project Specification and Project Implementation.
  • Mathematics module group that run across the programme. Although mathematics in year 4 is not represented explicitly, it is prominent and applied in modules such as Electrical Signal and Systems and the control modules.
  • Industrial Studies and Personal Development module group: Industrial Placement, Semiconductor Technology, Industrial Standards and Legislation, and Operations management
  • Telecommunications / communications Module group: Telecommunications, Data Communications

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
  • Some courses have special entry requirements, which you should check under the course details.

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