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Electrical Technology Certificate (Minor Award, Level 6)


The Electrical Engineering programmes in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) are designed to provide a broad foundation in electrical, automation and control engineering through laboratory and workshop practice, supported by classroom and on-line instruction. The programmes prepare the student for entering and continuing in the profession of electrical engineering and prepare the technician to think analytically, to communicate professionally and to work effectively with others. Core modules on the proposed Certificate in Electrical Technology provide an assessment of the students’ knowledge, skills and competence in mathematics, electrical technology and control. In parallel a suite of on-line and work-based learning (WBL) modules assist the student to produce a portfolio of learning to evidence their application of theory to practice (situated in their particular employment context) to demonstrate their achievement of the programme learning outcomes at certificate level (L6).

In conjunction with the Limerick for Engineering consortium of companies, the proposed Certificate in Electrical Technology (Level 6) will provide a pathway for skilled employees to gain access to education modules and recognition of prior learning that will provide opportunities for progression onto a range of level 7 engineering programmes.

On successful completion of the programme, the learner should be able to demonstrate;

1. The ability to work autonomously and safely and as a member of a multidisciplinary team in well-defined work settings.

2. The ability to identify and address learning needs within a structured learning environment and an awareness of the need for continued professional development.

3. The ability to contribute to the analysis and solution of common technology problems in industry.

4. An understanding of mathematics, ICT, business and engineering practice relevant to the electrical technician in industry.

5. The ability to apply knowledge of electrical science, practice and design, to the solution of well-defined electrical technology problems.

6. The ability to use basic engineering techniques, skills and modern computer-based tools and packages necessary for electrical technology practice.

Entry Requirements

Candidates with a minimum of 5 years industrial experience in a technical or engineering role in Industry are invited to submit evidence of prior qualifications and experiential learning to gain entry to the programme. In line with LIT’s Policy on Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL), the standard of the evidence submitted must exceed the equivalent of 60 ETCS credits at level 6 and may involve independent skills assessment and/or interview.


Participants will be assessed through a mix of assignments and examinations.


Certificate in Electrical Technology (Minor Award, Level 6)


For further information please download the course brochure or contact John Cosgrove, Section Head Electrical Engineering Department –

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