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Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Programme Length and Credits

  • 8 Semesters (Full-Time)
  • 480 credits

Programme Entry Requirements

Applicants MUST achieve the minimum requirements in English and Mathematics to be considered for selection to the programme.

 

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Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

Introduction and Programme Aims

DSC_0072The aim of this programme is to provide students with a comprehensive set of skills for employment as engineering technologists. These skills include:

  • Theoretical and practical skills to solve engineering problems and design engineering systems.
  • Skills necessary for effective communication, analysis, team work, preparation of technical documentation and evaluation of engineering systems through the inclusion of courses in English language, mathematics, project management, ethics and social responsibility.

Graduate Profile

On successful completion of this programme, students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, to applied engineering problems.
  • Solve broadly-defined engineering problems using research and analysis techniques.
  • Design solutions for broadly-defined engineering problems taking into account public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental issues.
  • Investigate engineering problems and do experiments to validate theoretical hypotheses.  .
  • Apply modern engineering techniques and tools.
  • Work efficiently and effectively within a team.
  • Communicate effectively through reports, technical documents and presentations.

Career Opportunities

Electronics Major

  • Control Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronic System Design
  • Renewable Energy
  • Embedded Systems
  • Process Control and Instrumentation

Mechanical Major

  • Reliability & Quality
  • Product Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Project Management
  • Process control and instrumentation

Teaching and Assessment

The programme is delivered through a mixture of classroom teaching, tutorials, guest speakers, online(web-based), laboratory work, workshops, problem-based learning, supervised projects and workplace experience. Assessment of courses is both formative and summative, and typically includes a mix of tests, assignments, laboratory reports, project reports and examinations.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 80 days of approved work placement. It is expected that this will normally occur in 4 week modules in each year of the programme.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronics)

Summary of Programme Structure

Each Major is delivered over a 4-year period. In the first year all engineering students study the basic principles of Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical engineering as well as mathematics and English courses with an engineering focus.

In the second year, students select their specific major. They also select other Elective courses required in all Polytechnic degrees. English courses tailored for engineering, continue through to the end of the second year.

Each semester, students gain work experience through industry placements organized by the Polytechnic. Project based learning is common in the Engineering degrees.

Students learn through small integrated projects in the early years while the final year consists mostly of large industry linked projects.

Courses

Core Courses

Normally Taken YearCourse TitleCourse CodeMandatory / ElectiveNQF LevelNQF Credit
1English  Communication 1EL5001Mandatory515
English Communication 2EL5002Mandatory515
Electrical FundamentalsEN6000Mandatory615
Engineering Computing FundamentalsEN6010Mandatory615
Mechanical FundamentalsEN6903Mandatory615
Mathematics for Engineers 1EN6907Mandatory615
Mathematics for Engineers 2EN6914Mandatory615
Engineering PracticeEN6990Mandatory615
2English for Specific Purposes 3EL6901Mandatory615
English for Specific Purposes 4EL6902Mandatory615

Mechanical Major

Normally Taken YearCourse TitleCourse CodeMandatory / ElectiveNQF LevelNQF Credit
2English  Communication 1EN6107Mandatory615
Engineering Mechanics 2EN6902Mandatory615
Engineering GraphicsEN6904Mandatory615
Manufacture, Environment and ControlEN6908Mandatory615
Fluids MechanicsEN7917Mandatory615
ThermodynamicsEN7919Mandatory715
3Applied Heat TransferEN7918Mandatory715
Mechanical ProjectEN7920Mandatory760
Project Management, Quality and ReliabilityEN7921Mandatory715
4Vibration, Noise and Mechanics of MachinesEN8906Mandatory815
Manufacturing ProcessEN8908Mandatory810
Applied ThermodynamicsEN8912Mandatory815
Project ProposalEN8913Mandatory85
Energy and EnvironmentEN8905Optional815
CAD/CAMEN8909Optional815
Cooperative Learning ProjectEN8910Optional830
Research ProjectEN8911Optional830

Electronic Major

Normally Taken YearCourse TitleCourse CodeMandatory / ElectiveNQF LevelNQF Credit
2Engineering ComputingEN6001Mandatory615
AC Circuit TheoryEN6080Mandatory615
Analogue ElectronicsEN6060Mandatory615
Digital Devices and SystemsEN6020Mandatory615
Instrumentation and ControlEN6230Mandatory615
3Embedded SystemsEN7034Mandatory715
Telecommunications AEN7060Mandatory715
Electronics Circuit DesignEN7007Mandatory715
Electronics Design and ManufacturingEN7072Mandatory715
PLC Programming and ApplicationsEN7035Mandatory730
4Control System DesignEN8231Mandatory815
MicrocontrollersEN8030Mandatory815
Telecommunications BEN8060Optional815
Co-operative Learning Project (Electronics)EN8904Optional860
Engineering Research ProjectEN8098Optional860

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