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

Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics)

5M2061

Course Fees

€730

Mechatronics is how high-tech manufacturing is done today and it 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 course combines 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 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.

About This Course

Course Content

Physics                                                                                       

Communications                                                                    

Control Systems                                                                     

Electronics                                                                                

Safety and Health at Work

Computer Aided Draughting (2D)

Mathematics

Digital Electronics

Work Experience

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 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 Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

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.

Certification

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Electronic Technology