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Cavan Institute

Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems


Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems

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

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.


At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems (Year 1) may progress to two level 6 courses, Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) or Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2), both 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).

  • 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

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Communications

  • Control Systems

  • Mathematics

  • Safety and Health at Work

  • Engineering Workshop Processes

  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)

  • Electronics

  • Work Experience

About This Course

Renewable energy (RE) has seen rapid development in the last five years worldwide, especially in the area of wind turbines and small scale domestic systems. This Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems (Year 1) course will enable students to develop an understanding of sustainability issues and renewable energy systems, to examine the role of microprocessor control in industry, and to design and build a control system which requires a number of inputs and outputs. Students will develop knowledge, skills and competence in areas such as solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal and domestic wind turbine system specification and control systems used in industry.

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