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Engineering Technology

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Engineering Technology

Course Code: CI061EN
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology
QQI Code: 5M2061
Duration: 1 Year
Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology

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 may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in engineering. It is also of particular relevance to those who require a science subject or mathematics to progress to further study. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained a theoretical understanding of, and acquired practical competencies in: common measuring and inspection techniques used in the engineering industry, the properties of engineering materials and common machining methods, the use of a range of tools and equipment (e.g. milling machine, lathe, drilling machine as well a variety of other measuring and hand tools) as well as CNC programming. Students will also develop good work practices, including adherence to health and safety in an engineering workshop environment.

Course Content
Design Skills
Engineering Workshop Processes
Engineering Workshop Theory
Computer Aided Draughting
Computer 3D Modelling and Animation
Computer-Aided Draughting (2D)
Work Experience

Career Opportunities
Careers for engineers exist across all industry sectors. Qualified engineers typically work in sectors such as energy, transport, medical science, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, agriculture and waste management.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the level 6 course, Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2), 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).