Equipment Systems Engineer

University of Limerick

Equipment Systems Engineer

This two-year programme is structured for blended delivery of online learning and face to face sessions which minimizes time 'off the job'. It includes:

• Introductory Bootcamp at the beginning of Year 1.
• Disruptive innovation sprints delivered remotely.
• Technology provider sprints delivered remotely.
• Participation in an annual eExpo.
• A dedicated Masters Thesis supervisor.
• Participation in a 'Community of Practice'.
• Support from an Industry Mentor within the company throughout the apprenticeship.
• Submit a Masters Thesis.

Key Fact:
This programme is offered under Generation Apprenticeships. The ESE Academy (E-Cubers) has partnered with the University of Limerick (UL) to deliver Ireland's first Equipment Systems Engineering apprenticeship at level 9 (MEng).

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Semester 1
• Disruptive Innovation Sprints
• Research Proposal Preparation

Semester 2
• Technology Platform Sprints
• Equipment Systems Engineering Research Plan

Semester 3
• Equipment Systems Engineering Project Review

Year 2
Semester 1
• Equipment Systems Engineering Research 1

Semester 2
• Equipment Systems Engineering Research 2

Semester 3
• Equipment Systems Engineering Research 3

Entry requirements

Employers must be approved by UL & SOLAS and commit to support the apprentice throughout the programme.

Support from an industry mentor within the company throughout the apprenticeship.

Apprentices should hold a NFQ level 8 at minimum level 2.2 in a relevant area. Applicants who have completed a level 8 apprenticeship in a related field are also eligible to apply.

Applicants with a lower qualification may also be considered provided they can prove to have considerable industrial experience as well as evidence of the ability to study at Masters Level.

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.


2 years part-time. Delivery: Blended online learning.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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