This programme is aimed at graduate engineers who would like to continue their studies and learn about automation and control systems engineering and how they are applied to the process industries. It is also aimed at scientists and engineers who are working in the pharmaceutical and related industries and who would like to move into a control and automation engineering role. This requires knowledge and understanding of the instrumentation used in these industries, how control systems work, how to tune a control loop, and how PLCs, SCADA systems and a DCS are used to monitor and control a highly automated process plant. Knowledge of the process itself and some process engineering are also required along with an understanding of how the industry is regulated and validated. All these issues are covered here. Course Content
The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a project. Modules are delivered through a mixture of lecture, assignments and laboratory work, e-learning and problem based learning by academics and industrial experts.
Research Methods Process Instrumentation GMP and Validation Process Automation Engineering Process Control Engineering Pharmaceutical Processeses heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Reactor Design and Separation Processes I Advanced Control Engineering
and select from:
Entrepreneurship Statistical Analysis Innovation and Knowledge Management
Optional Modules (choose 2):
Separation Processes II Material Handling and Drying Mass Transfer Applications Process Analystical Technology Faciltity Design and Operation Computer Systsems Validation Advanced Automation Engineering
The project module requires completion of a project and a dissertation. Work based projects are encouraged.
A minimum of an honours degree at second class honours, lower division (2.2) in an accredited engineering degree.Non-Standard applications: applicants holding a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed by the Institute as being of equivalent standard to the above when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience may also be considered. Some candidates may be required as a condition of entry to take specific modules from the School's Level 8 programme, the Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as appropriate bridging modules.
Recipient: Dublin Institute of Technology
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