The Learn and Work model will help you to gain the qualifications, training and experience you need to be ready for the many career opportunities in the Process Instrumentation & Automation field. This innovative programme combines taught modules at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus with blocks of work placement. Thanks to the work experience, you’ll get the chance to apply your learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the practical, work-ready skills you’ll need to gain employment.
You’ll enjoy a mix of theory and practical learning, including sessions in TU Dublin laboratories equipped with real-world equipment and software used in industry. Subjects include Instrumentation, Electro-Technology, Industrial Automation and Energy Management.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
- Instrumentation Technician
- Calibration Technician
- Automation Technician
- Food and Drinks Processing
- Power Generation
- Oil and Gas Processing