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BN009
Mechatronic Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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Mechatronics is defined as a combination of mechanics and electronics which is controlled by computers. This includes designing robots or machines for various purposes; from the space rovers which explore planets, to auto-focusing digital cameras.

This course focuses on the integration of electronics and computing technologies with mechanical engineering.

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BN009 - Mechatronic Engineering
IT Blanchardstown

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or pass in LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Course aims to produce technicians whose skills and knowledge can operate across a range of engineering fields such as mechanical, electronic thus providing a crucial link between the more specialised areas in the design, manufacture and maintenance of products and processes.



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