Software & Electronic Engineering

A qualification as a Software and Electronic Engineer is a passport
to work anywhere in the world. Graduates work with the leaders in
software, computers, the Internet of Things, medical technology,
autonomous cars, and telecommunications. Engineers work in many
roles including product design, technical support, research, sales,
and management. Our graduates work in companies such as Cisco,
Intel, Ericsson, HP, Analog Devices, SAP, Avaya, Genesys, Valeo, Jaguar
Land Rover, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Merit Medical and Thermo
King. The engineer is an entrepreneur, who knows where your degree
will take you?

Precision Engineering and Design

Precision engineering is a specialist form of mechanical engineering that focuses on the design,
development and manufacturing of high accuracy components and products. Graduates acquire the
skills needed for the design of precision products such as medical devices, the design of precision tooling
such as plastic injection moulds, and the design of automation equipment such as assembly machinery.
ATU Sligo has consulted widely with industry to develop this programme and ensure that graduates are
equipped with the knowledge and skills now needed in modern manufacturing companies.

Robotics and Automation

Robotics and Automation is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering
systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries. Robotic and Automation engineers are
problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.
This programme equips graduates with the skills to work in high-tech manufacturing industries to design,
build and operate intelligent machines such as the robots and flexible manufacturing systems of today and
for tomorrow

Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems
used in modern manufacturing industries. Mechatronic engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking
for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications. This programme offers an applied and
practical-based approach with content that develops industry relevant and sought-after skills. During the
intensive three years, students learn how to design, build and control the machines and processes that
are found in a wide range of sectors. Graduates have the interdisciplinary approach necessary to integrate
electronics, control, software and mechanical engineering.

Mechatronic Systems (Work Based Learning)^^

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanics, electronics, robotics and computing that is used in
modern engineering industries. It involves the study of automation from an engineering perspective and
serves the purpose of controlling advanced hybrid systems in business and industry. In this paid workbased version of our full-time degree, students spend three days per week in the workplace and two days
per week studying online with ATU. Students will learn how to analyse, design, and control the type of
machines and processes that are used, for example, in biomedical, automotive manufacture and highspeed automation.

Manufacturing Engineering Design

The programme is very practical with weekly lab classes, workshop
practice, individual and group projects as well as company-based
work experience. In addition, tuition is given on the latest CAD
packages and leading-edge CNC turning and milling machines.
Students will learn how to work together in teams to accomplish
specified goals and targets, develop problem-solving skills, being
creative and innovative, and gain experience in six sigma and project
management methodologies


This programme is aimed at prospective students who are interested in engineering but have not yet
committed to a specific discipline area. The demand for mechanical engineers, electronic engineers,
and biomedical design engineers has been very strong in recent years. Students will be able to apply
engineering analysis, synthesis,and evaluation to engineeringproblems, demonstrate and
articulate a practical andtheoretical knowledge of theirengineering field throughtheory, practice, experimental,project and design work, plusdemonstrate a high level ofcompetence and ability inproblem-solving, analysis anddecision making

Fire Safety Engineering

The aim of this programme is to deliver engineers who have scientific and practical skills to undertake
both prescriptive and performance-based fire safety design. In the first two years, learners gain an
understanding of fire, general construction and engineering principles and technology before being
immersed in fire safety-specific subjects. Theoretical and practical modules provide the graduate fire
safety engineer with a skill set unique to this country and in demand internationally.