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Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems Year 1

Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems (Year 1) is aimed at those who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in renewable energy or a manufacturing environment.

Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems Year 1

5M2061

Course Fees

€730

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.

About This Course

Course Content

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 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. 


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

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.

Certification

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology

5M2061

5M2061

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

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