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Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics)

Course Code: CI061EL
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Electronic Technology
Duration: 1 Year
Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics)
Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics)

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
Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries.

Mechatronics is how high-tech manufacturing is done today and is becoming one of the fastest growing career areas. Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent machines such as the robots and flexible manufacturing systems of today and for tomorrow.

If you enjoy building things, figuring out how things work and how they can work better and want to be able to use your qualifications to build and invent then this is the right path for you.

This is facilitated with modern well-equipped labs, online materials, lectures and assessment as well as on-site support from enthusiastic staff, willing to spend time helping students.  At the outset, there is a strong emphasis on practical engineering subjects. The course also covers many of the theoretical aspects of Mechatronics but students also gain hands-on experience in the use of the latest technologies in this area.

Through the Engineers Ireland accreditation process, Cavan Institute engineering programmes benefit from objective evaluation and approval, thereby ensuring they stand up to the best standards worldwide.

Course Content
Control Systems
Networking Essentials
Maths for Engineering
Digital Electronics
Computer Aided Draughting

Word Processing
Work Experience

Career Opportunities
The integrated skills developed in mechatronics can be applied to a variety of jobs, enabling students to have a very promising career in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, food processing and manufacturing sectors. Growth also in the electronics, telecommunications and computer industries has strengthened the demand for graduates in this area.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the following Level 6 courses, Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) or Computer and Network Technician. (Year 2)

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).