Electrical Engineering

What is electrical engineering?

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Electrical engineering explained

Providing electrical power in a modern economy is about generation, distribution and usage in a safe, economic and sustainable way. Fossil fuel energy now combines with solar, wind and tidal energy to create “embedded” generation which needs a “smart grid” to automatically switch users and suppliers in and out while maintaining the quality of the supply. CIT’s Electrical Engineering course is designed to equip technologists for this environment.

The aim of Electrical Engineering is to generate, distribute and apply electrical energy safely and economically, and in a sustainable way for future generations to come. This includes the design of renewable generation distribution systems and combined heat and power systems for domestic, commercial, medical, leisure and industrial places of living and working.

Emphasis is placed on power electrical engineering, its sustainable generation, control, safe use and application. The high academic standard of the course is complemented by a strong emphasis on applications and project work. Course activity consists of formal lectures, practical work and projects.

Potential Areas of Employment

Energy Generation/Transmission
Building Supply/Installation/Services/Maintenance Commissioning
Process/Automation Industry

What other opportunities are open to me when I graduate?

Honours Degree graduates may undertake relevant Master or PhD Degrees at CIT in the areas of:

Renewable Energy Systems
Electrical Control Systems
Embedded Generation (CHP and renewables)
Electrical System Planning

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
CIT, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland.

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