Sustainable Energy Engineering

This programme has been designed to facilitate professionals practicing in the areas of building design, management and technology. Its’ purpose is to provide expertise in terms of; energy use, environmental performance and sustainability in the design and operation of buildings and their associated facilities and services systems.

The programme will focus on Sustainable and Low energy building design; Building energy performance and analysis; Dynamic thermal simulation; Low and zero carbon heat and power generation technologies; Energy policy and legislation; Energy auditing; Facilities management and Building pathology and investigation.

The knowledge, skills and competencies that participants will gain are relevant to their career development. This programme is developed to meet the Level 9 criteria as set out by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI). The treatment of all programme subjects will encourage the development of powers of analysis, of synthesis and of communication. This will be achieved by building upon both the undergraduate studies and postgraduate experience of participants to develop a broader understanding of low energy building design and management. In addition the selection of a research topic for a dissertation will allow the student to concentrate on one or more of these directions.

The Masters degree requires successful completion of twelve mandatory modules. The student must also complete an applied programme consisting of a Research Dissertation and an Industrial Research seminar series.

Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness

Agribusiness is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous industries and continues to evolve to be more sustainable in the production of clean, safe food for a growing population. This honours degree course will equip students with both the practical and academic skills that are essential for agribusinesses to succeed. The modules studied will deliver a broad range of skills in the business, science and technical aspects of modern day agriculture, with an emphasis on the sustainability of the agricultural industry.

Course Structure
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness is run over four years, during which time students will learn in the classroom, the laboratory and in the field. Modules for ‘Young Trained Farmer’ status are delivered in the first two years while professional work placement takes place in Year 3.

Is this course for you?
If you are interested in the science that drives food production from ‘farm to fork’, then the BSc in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness will help you cultivate these interests so that you can reap the rewards of the agri-food industry.

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

What is Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering?
This is a broad area focusing on the design and development of products and processes. Mechanical engineering has a strong product and equipment design element, while manufacturing engineering analyses the processes and systems required to produce goods.

What is the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering course?
This is a four year honours degree, which prepares students for employment in a very broad range of engineering situations.

This course has recently been modified to include the following specialised streams:

Mechanical/Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Biomedical Engineering

Green Technology and Alternative Energy Systems

Robotics & Automation

Systems Integration and Industry 4.0.

These streams may also be reflected in the Placement module in Year 3 and in the two-semester long Final Year Project. This will allow the students to accumulate a possible 60 credits in their chosen stream in the final two years of this programme.

Please note that not all streams may run in any given year.

Industrial Placement
Industrial placement takes place in semester 6, which can be up to six months duration (March – September). These placements have been very successful at providing for the students a perspective on the broad variety of material that they have covered in the course.

Students have been previously placed in Bausch & Lomb (Waterford), Honeywell (Waterford), Intel (Leixlip), Janssen Pharmaceutical (Cork), Lipton’s (Cork), Servier (Wicklow), Schering-Plough (Wicklow), and Stryker (Cork).

Manufacturing Engineering – 1 Year add on

What is Manufacturing Engineering?
Manufacturing Engineering focuses on improving the production of items through product design, production planning, operations control, and by performing the various engineering functions in a firm that lead to more effective manufacturing processes.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering course?
The BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering is a one-year level 8 follow-on course for graduates of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, BEng in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level 7 programmes. The course addresses the application of computer-based technologies within lean, regulated environments in the context of smart manufacturing.

Field Trips
Industrial visits and field trips form part of this course. Presentations from past graduates and industrial visitors are a regular feature.

Projects
Projects form a very enjoyable part of the course where students have the freedom to genuinely express themselves. Many of the projects undertaken have developed into postgraduate research projects and a number of final-year students have presented their work in published papers at international conferences.

Innovative Technology Engineering

The Masters in Innovative Technology Engineering degree aims to produce graduates with strong skills in critical thinking and with a creative attitude necessary to instigate future developments in the field of Engineering Technology. The student will attain an academic mastery in their specialisation field while developing a broad knowledge of other related fields and how these converge.

The student will embark on a programme that will assess and analyse a number of emerging technologies and the developing potential for the convergence of these technologies. The course aims to prepare students for a rewarding career in industry or academic research. In addition, the course will facilitate for them the development of a set of personal and professional attributes that will allow them greater flexibility in the development of their own career options. The programme is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in strategies for innovation management, product design and development and optimum routes to market. The student will also carry out post-graduate level research of industrial relevance in selected topic areas.

The Masters degree requires successful completion of twelve modules. The student must also complete an industrially aligned and relevant Research Dissertation”

Manufacturing Engineering

What is Manufacturing Engineering?
Manufacturing Engineering focuses on improving the production of items through product design, production planning, operations control, and by performing the various engineering functions in a firm that lead to more effective manufacturing processes.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering course?
The BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering is a one-year level 8 follow-on course for graduates of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, BEng in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level 7 programmes. The course addresses the application of computer-based technologies within lean, regulated environments in the context of smart manufacturing.

Field Trips
Industrial visits and field trips form part of this course. Presentations from past graduates and industrial visitors are a regular feature.

Projects
Projects form a very enjoyable part of the course where students have the freedom to genuinely express themselves. Many of the projects undertaken have developed into postgraduate research projects and a number of final-year students have presented their work in published papers at international conferences.

Electrical Engineering

Early childhood education and care involves supporting babies and young children to become competent and confident learners through loving relationships with others. Children require high-quality education and care during their formative years. Research indicates that the higher the professional qualification of the educator working with the children, the higher the quality of the setting and the children’s experiences in it.

Course Structure
This honours degree in Early Childhood Education and Care enables the student to study a diverse range of subjects in order to gain a deep understanding of babies and children from birth to six years of age. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, essential for professional work in this area of practice.

Electrical Engineering

Early childhood education and care involves supporting babies and young children to become competent and confident learners through loving relationships with others. Children require high-quality education and care during their formative years. Research indicates that the higher the professional qualification of the educator working with the children, the higher the quality of the setting and the children’s experiences in it.

Course Structure
This honours degree in Early Childhood Education and Care enables the student to study a diverse range of subjects in order to gain a deep understanding of babies and children from birth to six years of age. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, essential for professional work in this area of practice.

Construction Project Management

This programme is at NQF Level 9 and it has been designed for participants who want to develop their Construction Project Management knowledge and skills at postgraduate level. While it is open to NQF Level 8 degree holders from construction related disciplines (e.g. Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction Management), it is also open to those with either NQF Level 7 qualifications or Professional Body qualifications in addition to relevant work experience.

Applicants for this one-year full-time programme are a mix of recent graduates as well as others who are returning to higher education. Completing this programme and gaining the MSc qualification will enable the successful participants to obtain employment in the dynamic Engineering and Construction Industry (Irish and International) and generally enhance their overall career prospects.

Programme Aims

This programme aims to:

Develop a deep understanding of and competence in the key project management processes in a construction environment;

Develop the participants’ research knowledge and capabilities, thus enabling their application to the management of projects, innovation and continuous improvement in the construction industry.

Engineering (Common Entry)

This is a new common entry degree programme aimed at giving you a solid foundation in engineering while allowing you a little extra time to decide exactly which area of engineering you would like to study. The degree options from the common entry Engineering degree are:

The Common Entry Scheme is for students interested engineering as a career, but who may be unsure of what exact area of engineering they would like to work in. WD007 is the gateway for the following Level 8 BEng (Hons) degrees in SETU Waterford:

BENG (HONS) IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING
BENG (HONS) IN SUSTAINABLE CIVIL ENGINEERING
BENG (HONS) IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
BENG (HONS) IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
BENG (HONS) IN AUTOMATION ENGINEERING

What is Engineering?

There are many types of Engineering, all of which are focussed on making a better world. Studying Engineering can lead to exciting career prospects and top salaries across a wide range of industries.

Engineers are shaping the future by applying their skills to almost everything you can think of, from medical to transport, sustainable energy to food production, robotics to construction, clean water to 3D printing. There really is no limit to what Engineers can do.

Engineering is the power behind innovation and new product developments. Engineers identify a problem, and come up with a solution – often creating something completely new in the process.