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Instrument Engineering (BSc Honours) Part-time

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Applied Physics and Instrumentation

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30th September 2020

Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation with a minimum average mark of 50%
  2. Holders of other Level 7 qualifications in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline with a minimum average mark of 50%
  3. Applicants holding relevant Level 8 qualifications or having relevant industrial experience may be eligible for exemptions from certain modules

Course summary

This programme of 60 credits aims to meet the requirements of industry for professionally qualified personnel in instrumentation and to satisfy the demands of students for a qualification in Instrument Engineering to the highest undergraduate level.

Further studies

Graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT, at Masters (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) levels.


Physical Sciences

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


An Information session will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €300 per 5 credit module (incl. exam fees)



This Level 8 course is delivered over two academic years. Each year consists of two semesters: the first semester runs from September to January; and the second semester runs from February to June. Modules will be offered on three evenings per week.



Single module certification within the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering. The major award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) will be received by students who successfully complete the course programme.


Validating Body

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)


This degree is recognised by the Institute of Physics. Graduates of recognised degrees qualify for Associate Membership upon graduation and may apply for full Membership after appropriate work experience.

Further Studies at CIT

Graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at Masters (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) levels.


Cycle A Modules
Engineering Project Management
Labview for Instrumentation
Process Analytical Technologies
Instrument System Design
• Project (Research Phase or Implementation* phase as appropriate)

Cycle B Modules
Advanced Programming for Measurement
Advanced Signal Processing
Advanced  Industrial Automation
Advanced Process Control
Statistics and Quality Methods
• Project (Research Phase or Implementation* phase as appropriate)

* 10 credit module




Graduates typically work as Instrument Engineers or Automation Engineers within chemical, pharmaceutical, oil/gas, food, beverage and water treatment companies that use instrumentation to improve productivity, safety, reliability, quality, etc. Significant employment opportunities exist for graduates in the many companies that design, manufacture and supply instrumentation to the above industries as well as with the engineering consultancies and systems integrators who provide such industries with turn-key solutions to their manufacturing challenges.


  • Only new entrants to this programme should apply online for course commencing 14th September 2020. The online application link will open 15th May.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply online >>' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Late applications may be considered should any places become available. 
  • If you have any queries, please contact richard.peard@cit.ie
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experiece. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl


Apply online >>




Richard Peard
Tel: 021 4335964

Mary Phelan, Department Secretary
021 4335870