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Cavan Institute

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.

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.


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. 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 Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Automation Engineering   - TUD 

  • Mechanical Engineering - ATU Galway/Mayo

  • Computer Engineering & Engineering Science - University of Greenwich,   London 

  • Mechatronic Systems - ATU Sligo 

  • Mechanical Engineering - University of Galway

  • Electrical & Electronic Systems - DKIT

  • Mechanical Engineering - DKIT

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology

  • Mathematics 

  • Engineering Workshop Theory 

  • Electronics 

  • Engineering Workshop Processes 

  • Control Systems 

  • Communications 

  • Word Processing 

  • Computer-Aided Draughting (2D) 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

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 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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