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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EMECN_7
  • Field of StudyMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Type of CourseDegree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Engineering
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date4th September 2020
  • Start DateSeptember
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

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Course Fee
€540 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)


This is a 60 credit of the Level 7 degree course. It comrises 8 mandatory modules, one free choice 5 credit module and two project modules (totalling 15 credits) It is envisaged that students should complete the programme over 3 years on a part-time basis.


Three evening per week per academic year.



On successful completion of the full programme (180 credits), students will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering  (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).


Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NFQ Level 6) or equivalent.


To Apply


  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020.

  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €540 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

  • You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.


The following four modules are likely to  be offered in the 2020/2021 academic year.

Semester 1 Modules (September to December 2020)


On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to 

  1. Formulate and identify differential equations.
  2. Solve first and second order differential equations using classical methods and interpret the solutions.
  3. Solve first and second order differential equations using Laplace transforms and interpret the solutions.


On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  1. Analyse, simplify and solve logic circuits. 
  2. Discuss the concepts of open-loop and closed loop systems and the resulting effects on system gain, stability and sensitivity to parameter variation and external disturbances on control systems.
  3. Select suitable feedback and final control elements for pneumatic control systems.
  4. Design PLC controlled systems, to performance specifications, using standard software for electro-pneumatic systems.
  5. Use an HMI to interact with a control system.


Semester 2 Modules (January to May 2021)


On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to 

  1. Configure and use a PLC in an Integrated Control Environment
  2. Design and integrate a SCADA system.
  3. Validate the operation of internal and external sensors used in Robotic Systems.
  4. Programme and control a Robotic System.


On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  1. Manipulate electronic CAD data for use with Computer Aided Engineering software and systems in design.
  2. Analyse digital prototypes using industry standard software.
  3. Complete a team design project by applying systematic design principles.
  4. Design for fatigue a range of mechanical components.
  5. Integrate major international standards (DIN, ISO, BS, Machinery Directive) and hazard analysis techniques into the mechanical design, operation and safety of components and machines

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • 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.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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