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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:6
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:December 2023

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
PHYS6008 Instrument Measurement
CHEM6002 Chemical Principles
PHYS6050 Signal Measurement
MATH6060 Maths for Physical Sciences
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
PHYS6011 Introduction to Physics
PHYS8020 Advanced Process Control
PHYS8019 Statistics and Quality Methods
INTR8009 Engineering Project Management
PHYS8007 System Modelling & Simulation
PHYS8001 Advanced Signal Processing
Module Code Module Title
PHYS8010 Sustainable & Renewable Energy
STAT8013 Chemometrics
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ENVI6002 Environmental Instrumentation
PHYS6042 Fundamental Physics
PHYS6007 Instrument Calibration
MATH6019 Technological Maths 2 & Maple
PHYS6049 Signal Conditioning
PHYS8026 Project
PHYS8012 Advanced Industrial Automation
PHYS8006 Networking & Computer Security
PHYS8014 Adv. Prog. for Measurement
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
CHEM6013 Physical Chemistry Principles
BIOT6001 Introduction to Biotechnology

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6006 Intro. Industrial Automation
STAT6014 Intro Stats for Phys. Sc.
PHYS6030 Instrumentation Technology
PHYS6021 Mechanics and Electromagnetism
PHYS6024 Intro to Prog for Measurement
Module Code Module Title
PHYS6038 Water Quality Instrumentation
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6025 Introduction - Process Control
PHYS6031 Process Instrumentation
PHYS6022 Photonics and Optics
MATH7030 Calculus & Laplace Transforms
PHYS7020 Thermo and Fluid Physics
Module Code Module Title
PHYS6035 CAD for Instrumentation
CHEM6008 Quality & Validation
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS7009 Control for Process Industries
PHYS7008 Industrial Automation & SCADA
PHYS7011 Programming for Measurement
PHYS7021 Process Quality Systems
MATH7029 Transforms and Fourier Series
Module Code Module Title
BIOT7006 Biopharmaceutical Upstream
ENVI8006 Environmental GIS
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS7019 Work Placement/Project (ext)
PHYS7004 Industrial Comms & Networks
PHYS7002 Digital Systems & Interfacing
Module Code Module Title
ELEC7028 Industrial Electrical Systems
PHYS7029 Smart Sensor Instrumentation

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