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Cavan Institute

Renewable and Engineering Technology


Renewable and Engineering Technology

Entry Requirements

Students should have successfully completed an appropriate QQI Level 5 course such as Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems (Year 1), Engineering Technology, Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics) or Motor Vehicle Maintenance, all available at Cavan Institute. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career paths to which this course might lead include engineering management, sustainable design engineer, energy consultant, control engineer and process/project engineer.


Graduates are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Electrical &   Mechanical Engineering - DKIT 

  • Mechatronic Engineering - TUD Blanchardstown 

  • Renewable & Electrical Energy Engineering - TUS Midwest 

  • Mechanical Engineering & Renewable Energy - TUS Midlands 

  • Mechanical Engineering - DKIT

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Maintenance Skills Technology

  • Renewable Technologies

  • Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Safety Management

  • Work Experience

  • Industrial Pneumatic Systems

  • Computer 3D Modelling and Animation 

  • Project Management

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Communications

About This Course

Students gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the latest technologies. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to interpret customer requirements and provide advice on the solution options available. As part of this Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) course, students are given the opportunity to gain work experience in a relevant company for 2-3 days per week with class contact confined to 3 full-time days per week. There is a very high employment rate from this course.

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