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Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems

Course Code: CI061RE
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Control Technology
QQI Code: CCTXX
Duration: 1 Year
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Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems
Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is aimed at those who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in renewable energy or a manufacturing environment. Renewable energy (RE) has seen rapid development in the last five years worldwide, especially in the area of wind turbines and small scale domestic systems. This course will enable students to develop an understanding of sustainability issues and renewable energy systems, to examine the role of microprocessor control in industry, and to design and build a control system which requires a number of inputs and outputs. Students will develop knowledge, skills and competence in areas such as solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal and domestic wind turbine system specification and control systems used in industry.

Course Content
Renewable Energy Systems
Renewable Energy Production Systems
Communications
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Building Construction
Word Processing
Control Systems
Electronics
Maths for Engineering
Work Experience
Safety and Health at Work

Career Opportunities
Some of the career paths to which this course might lead include engineering management, sustainable design engineer, energy consultant, control engineer and process/project engineer.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to two level 6 courses, Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) or Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2), both available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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