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NFQ Level:  7
Credits: 30
Award Type: Minor Award
Application: Apply Now
Closing Date: 18th November 2022
Modules: View Modules

Course Description

Mechatronics is a combination of mechanical, electronic and software engineering. The purpose of this field is the study of industrial instrumentation and automation from an engineering and technology perspective with the aim of developing a strong knowledge of controlling advanced hybrid mechatronics systems.

Graduates with a good grounding and understanding in this field can look to a bright and rewarding career. In an era where it is necessary for manufacturing industries to be located in less expensive environments, the advanced technical communication techniques and skilled workforce created with this level 7 programme allows such manufacturing industry to be controlled in Ireland, keeping the high skilled jobs in Ireland despite the migration of unskilled jobs to other countries.



  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Embedded Systems (Engineering)
  • Instrumentation; Monitoring and Control
  • Operations Management

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in an engineering qualification, or equivalent. The University’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies.


This programme will be delivered in a blended format part-time from January 2023 to August 2023. The majority of content will be delivered online, however, students will be required to attend a number of workshops (approximately six) on-campus over the duration of the programme.


Fees do not apply to applicants who meet the Springboard+ initiative funding criteria. For employed applicants the HEA will pay 90% of the programme fee, the remaining 10% - €331 will be payable before registration. For applicants who do not meet the Springboard+ eligibility criteria the fee is €3,310.

Progression Opportunities

Students who have successfully completed this programme may progress onto the following full-time NFQ level 7 award, gaining relevant subject exemptions:

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