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Cavan Institute

Pre-University Mechatronic and Electronic Engineering


Pre-University Mechatronic and Electronic Engineering

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

The integrated skills developed in mechatronic and electronic engineering 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.


At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course in Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics) 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 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

  • Physics 

  • Communications 

  • Control Systems 

  • Electronics 

  • Engineering 

  • Workshop Processes 

  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 

  • Mathematics 

  • Digital Electronics 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

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. At the outset, there is a strong emphasis on practical engineering subjects. 

The Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics) 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.

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