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BSc in Architectural Technology
Course code: WD094
What is Architectural Technology?
Architectural Technologists provide architectural design services and solutions. They are specialists in the science of architecture, building design, construction and conservation of new and existing buildings in the context of current building, planning and related legislation. The Architectural Technologist works closely with the Architect and other members of the design team on construction projects.

What is the BSc in Architectural Technology course?
The BSc in Architectural Technology is a three year course, which will enable participants for professional careers as architectural technologists and will provide the opportunities for graduates to progress to professional status and to be equal members of the design team.
Career Opportunities
Architects office
Government department or local authorities
Commercial firms, for instance manufacturers or suppliers in the building industry
Setting up a company in specialist areas
BSc (Hons) in Architecture
Course code: WD144
What is the BSc (Hons) in Architecture?
The BSc (Hons) in Architecture educates and empowers students with the knowledge, skills and power of thought necessary to bring together the challenges facing the construction world, the environment and the needs of the society of the future in a creative way. The process of architectural design is explored throughout the programme from simple architectural forms to complex building types. Conservation and Sustainable Design are integral parts of the programme.
There are two main elements in the BSc Arch programme. These are project work where skills in architectural design, drawing, modelmaking, CAD are developed and lecture programmes where the science of building and history of architecture and design are taught. Studio is the heart and soul of the course. Here a creative learning through doing environment is nurtured. Design projects are themed to match subjects being explored in theory lectures. Project work is assessed on a continual assessment format and makes up 50% of the overall mark. All other subjects are a mixture of continual assessment and end-of-semester exams.
The programme also incorporates the new paradigm in education which is student focused by being more accessible and flexible in its delivery.

Career opportunities

Architectural Design Offices
Researching

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B.Architecture professional architectural programme

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B.Eng. in Civil Engineering
Course code: WD139
What is Civil Engineering?
Civil Engineering specialises in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major structures such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, airports, harbours, power stations and large structures of every kind from skyscrapers to offshore oilrigs.


What is the B.Eng in Civil Engineering course?
The BEng in Civil Engineering is a three-year degree course, which prepares graduates to find employment as civil engineering technicians in the civil engineering sector.

Career Opportunities
Civil Engineering technicians find employment with:
Local authorities
Civil engineering contractors
Consulting engineers
Government departments
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BSc (Honours) in Construction Management and Engineering

BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering
Course code: WD025

Industrial Placement
Each student is required to complete a 30-week paid industrial placement with a construction company in the second period (February to September) of the third year. The companies comprise general contractors in civil engineering, building and residential property, project management companies, specialist contractors, engineering design offices and materials manufacturers.

What is Construction Management & Engineering?
Construction Management & Engineering prepares students for responsible engineering and management roles in all phases of construction projects. It emphasises management, engineering and technological techniques useful in organising, planning and controlling the activities of diverse specialists working in the project environment of the Irish and international construction industry.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering?
The BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering is a four year course that prepares graduates for a career as professional construction managers and engineers in the Irish and worldwide construction industry.

What career opportunities are available on completion of the course?

Project Management
Construction Engineering
Design & Build
Information Technology
Facilities Management
Property Development
National & International Projects
Business Development
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MSc in Construction Project Management

BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics
Course code: WD026

Industrial Placement
A company placement programme takes place in the third year of the course from February to September to provide students with a real experience of the working environment. Past companies who have been involved in industrial placement includes: Intel, Ericsson, Analog Devices, Guidant, Honeywell, ESB, and many more.

What is electronics?
From computers to mobile phones, electronics is the technology that touches all aspects of our lives. Electronics is about creating microchip devices for sensing, processing, storing, and transmitting information. What is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics?
The BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics is an exciting four year degree course, which prepares students for careers that are both financially and intellectually rewarding. The course programme covers a broad range of areas: computer technology (hardware and software), analogue and digital electronics, telecommunications, signal processing, and mathematics.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities for graduates of this course exist as electronics engineers in various areas:

Telecommunications
Software and Computer industry
Research and development
Electronic and IC design
Production
Test/maintenance andcontrol/automation departments.

Examples of companies employing past graduates are:
Intel
Ericsson
Analog Devices
EMC
Honeywell
Dell
Bausch & Lomb

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BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Course code: WD085 (Scholarship available for 2012)

Industrial Placement
Takes place in semester 6, which can be up to six months duration (March - September). These placements have been very successful at providing for the students a perspective on the broad variety of material that they have covered in the course. Students have been previously placed in ABB Transformers (Waterford), Bausch & Lomb (Waterford), Honeywell

(Waterford), Bausch & Lomb (Waterford), Honeywell (Waterford), Intel (Leixlip), Janssen Pharmaceutical (Cork), Lasercut
Engineering (Shannon), Schering-Plough (Wicklow), and Stryker (Cork).

What is Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering?
This is a broad area focusing on the design and development of products and processes. Mechanical engineering has a strong product and equipment design element, while manufacturing engineering analyses the processes and systems required to produce goods.

What is the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering course?
This is a four year honours degree, which prepares students for employment in a very broad range of engineering situations.
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Career Opportunities
Graduates of the course may find work in the following areas:

Process Design and Improvement
Enterprise Resource Management
Product Design & Development
Manufacturing Engineering
Quality Management

Past Graduates are employed in a variety of companies including:

Hewlett-Packard
Intel
Mercury Engineering
Radley Engineering

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Graduates of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering are eligible to proceed to postgraduate courses in WIT and other colleges.

Field Trips

Industrial visits are an integral part of the course, providing the students with examples of authentic applications of course material. Other events, such as visiting lecturers or Engineering Society trips, occur on a regular basis.

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BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering

Course code: WD086 (Scholarship available for 2012)

Industrial Placement

The Placement occurs in an electronics company from mid-February to mid-August. Prior to going on placement, there is an intensive course on Health & Safety, Resource Management and Ethics in Engineering.
Companies which have taken students in the past include ABB, Abbott, Analog Devices, Bausch & Lombe, Braun, Datapac, EMC, Ericsson, ESB, GEA Automation, Honeywell, Howmedica, Intel, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Kromberg & Schubert, Lasercut Engineering, Measurex, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Sanmina - SCI and Schering Plough.
What is the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering?

The BEng (Hons) in Electronics is a four-year degree course recognised by Engineers Ireland (EI), which prepares students for employment in the electronics industry. Career

Opportunities
Graduates of the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering may find employment in the following areas:

Electronics Design
Control Engineering
Research & Development
Test and Measurement
Teaching
Technical Support
Electronic Sales

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MEng in Electronic Engineering
Some recent graduates are pursuing Masters and PhD level research in Ireland and abroad.
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BEng. in Electronic Engineering

Course code: WD031
What is Electronic Engineering?

Electronic engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application of electronic devices, circuits and systems. Common electronic systems include applications like mobile phones, sound and vision systems, computer and information technology, automation and machine control, robotics and biomedical engineering.

What is the BEng in Electronic Engineering course?
The BEng in Electronics is a one-year follow-on course from the Higher Certificate, which prepares students for employment and/or further education in the area of electronic engineering.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Electronic Engineering Degree will find work in the following areas:

Telecommunications (e.g. Nokia, Ericssons)
Microprocessor manufacture (e.g. Intel)
Field service engineering (e.g. Siemens)
Automotive Electronics
Software development C/C++/JAVA
Technical sales

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BSc (Honours) in Applied Electronics,
BEng (Honours) in Electronic Engineering

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BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

Course code: WD032
What is the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering Course?
This one-year add on course is designed to give students the basic knowledge and tools to enable them to work in a manufacturing environment with particular emphasis on automation and control of machines and processes. The topics include robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLC), design, transducers and operations management. Career Opportunities
Process Engineers
Production Engineers
Automation Specialists

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BEng (Honours) in Computer Aided Manufacturing
B.Eng. in Building Services

Course code: WD059
What is the B.Eng in Building Services Engineering course?

The B.Eng in Building Services Engineering is a one year add-on degree course for graduates of the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services.
This course prepares students for employment in the mechanical services engineering arena. Career Opportunities

Building Services Engineering Consultancies
Building Services Engineering Contracting companies
Commissioning of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems

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Site Visits

Site visits take place during the course to see heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in buildings. This practical approach allows students to see these systems first hand before entering the workplace.
BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Manufacturing

Course code: WD036
What is Computer Aided Manufacturing?

Computer Aided Manufacturing involves the use of computer systems to design products, plan production, control operations and perform the various business-related functions needed in a manufacturing firm and their incorporation into an integrated computer system. What is the BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Manufacturing course? The BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Manufacturing is a one-year follow-on programme for graduates of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering. The course prepares students to work with the latest computer-based technologies associated with modern manufacturing practice. Career Opportunities Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Manufacturing have found employment in the following areas:

Process development and automation
Plant specification
Equipment commissioning
Manufacturing and engineering management
Resource planning
Project control.

Gaining employment with many diverse organisations including: Allied Signal, Bausch & Lomb, Bulmers, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Turnex, Wyeths, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson. Follow on

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Graduates achieving an honours degree on this course may apply for MSc or PhD degree programs in WIT or elsewhere.

Field Trips

Industrial visits and field trips form part of this course. Presentations from past graduates and industrial visitors are a regular feature.
BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology

Course code: WD092
What is the BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology?


The BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology is a one-year add-on course, which will enable participants for professional careers as architectural technologists and will provide the opportunities for graduates to progress to professional status or continue postgraduate studies. Sustainability and conservation are the most important subjects. A joint project with a school of architecture in Paris is an integral part of the course along with joint projects with students on the Architecture course. Career opportunities The architectural technologists work may involve:

Architecture and refurbishment of buildings
Researching
Analysing

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Masters or PhD by research

BSc (Hons) in Architecture programme

Renzo Piano Foundation Scholarship Each year one student is awarded Euro10,000 and an internship programme in one of Renzo Pianos offices in Genoa, Italy or Paris, France.

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