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Cavan Institute
Engineering Technology

This course in Engineering Technology 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.

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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Engineering Technology may progress to the level 6 course, Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2), available at Cavan Institute. 


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).

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.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology


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Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology


Design Skills


Engineering Workshop Processes

Control Systems


Computer 3D Modelling and Animation

Computer-Aided Draughting (2D)

Work Experience

About This Course

Upon completion of this course in Engineering Technology, 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.

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