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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EAMEC_8
  • Field of StudyMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationLEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date23rd September 2019
  • Level8
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Overall course fee: €1,850* (Only applicable when BOTH modules are taken in one academic year)

Students, who successfully complete 

  1. Advanced Mechatronics Part 1 (Module title: Advanced PLC Programming), and
  2. Advanced Mechatronics Part 2 (Module title: Integrating Mechatronics),

will be entitled to a Certificate in Advanced Mechatronics (Special Purpose Award 10 ECTs, Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications), awarded by Cork Institute of Technology.

We have seen a dramatic change in the complexity of programming and control of modern day machines, where, for example, controllers use languages like C++ now instead of Ladder Diagram and Soft Motion for more complex machine movements and faster changeovers.

With the integration of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic equipment in modern day industry, there is a need for an integrated approach to the training requirements for personnel to be able to adjust, service, maintain, programme and design modern equipment. This would include the advanced programming of PLCs, servo drives, machine safety systems, networking, mechanical setup and adjustment of sensors.

The aim of this Special Purpose Award is to address the short fall in the needs of training at this level of automation.

These modules can also be taken and certified individually. Please click on links below.

Advanced Mechatronics Part 1 (5 ECTS)

Advanced Mechatronics Part 2 (5 ECTS)

Candidates must have successfully completed the CIT Level 7 Mechatronics Module or equivalent and some relevant work experience working in in the area of Mechatronics.

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