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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering

BSc (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_SINEN_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:March 2022

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to a number of specialised areas of applied physics and instrumentation with particular relevance to process industries, related service suppliers and system integrators, as well as in the design standards and best practice relevant to instrument engineering.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Acquire and evaluate knowledge through the skills of experimentation, research, critical thinking and problem solving.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Specify and use appropriate methodologies, technologies and skill-sets to solve a range of problems, including those of a non-standard nature, within the domain of instrument engineering.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Design, develop and implement measurement and control systems.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Manage, evaluate and critically analyse complex instrumentation and process control installations.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Work ethically and professionally as an individual and within a team with a capacity for leadership.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Recognise the need for lifelong learning and professional development and to manage their own learning needs at both personal and professional levels.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Evaluate, articulate and defend the need for safety, sustainability, personal responsibility and ethics within the workplace and society.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6011 Introduction to Physics
PHYS6008 Instrument Measurement
CHEM6002 Chemical Principles
BIOL6007 Biomolecules and Cells
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
MATH6000 Essential Mathematical Skills

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6018 Sensors and Systems
PHYS6042 Fundamental Physics
PHYS6007 Instrument Calibration
ENVI6002 Environmental Instrumentation
MATH6019 Technological Maths 2 & Maple
Module Code Module Title
CHEM6004 Fundamental Physical Chemistry
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
PHYS6016 Practical Computer Tech
PHYS6013 Physics of Forensics
PHYS6019 Sport Science Technology
PHYS6015 Physics of Sport
PHYS6005 Formula 1 Science & Technology
PHYS6010 Introduction to Astronomy
CHEM6003 Physical and Organic Chem

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6030 Process Instrumentation 1
PHYS6023 Digital Instrumentation
PHYS6021 Applied Physics
PHYS6006 Industrial Automation 1
MATH6041 Technological Mathematics 220
Module Code Module Title
CTEC7003 Technical Writing and Presenta
PHYS7020 Physics for Sustainability
PHYS6010 Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS6038 Water Quality Instrumentation
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6025 Introduction - Process Control
PHYS6031 Process Instrumentation 2
PHYS6024 Intro to Prog for Measurement
PHYS6022 Applied Optics
MATH6043 Technological Mathematics 221
CHEM6008 Quality & Validation

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS7002 Digital Systems & Interfacing
PHYS7008 Industrial Automation & SCADA
PHYS7009 Process Control
MATH8005 Maths for Control and Quality
PHYS7011 Programming for Measurement
Module Code Module Title
PHYS7021 Quality Systems
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS7004 Industrial Comms & Networks
PHYS7013 Telemetry
PHYS7019 Work Placement/Project (extended)
Module Code Module Title
PHYS7010 Process Engineering
PHYS7018 Methodological Research

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS8017 Process Analytical Technology
PHYS8020 Advanced Process Control
INTR8009 Engineering Project Management
PHYS8019 Statistics and Quality Methods
PHYS8014 Adv. Prog. for Measurement
Module Code Module Title
PHYS8003 Instrument System Design
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS8012 Advanced Industrial Automation
PHYS8026 Project
PHYS8001 Advanced Signal Processing
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
PHYS8006 Networking & Computer Security
PHYS8028 Machine Vision
INTR8019 Process & Electrical Systems
PHYS8010 Sustainable & Renewable Energy
PHYS8003 Instrument System Design
PHYS8004 Labview for Instrumentation
PHYS8016 Nanotechnology

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