This programme provides students with an introduction to the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering. Through working with our experienced lecturing staff, who strive to create learning experiences that are based around experimentation and physical engagement with our world class engineering resources, you will begin to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to fulfil the role of a mechanical engineer in industry.
Whilst undertaking this programme you will:Visit local engineering companies to see what Mechanical Engineers do.
Use cutting edge technology to understand the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering.
Use SolidWorks, CNC machine tools and 3D printers to design and manufacture projects.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
With this qualification you will be eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the internationally recognised registered professional title of Engineering Technician. As a qualified Engineering Technician you can expect to find employment in a number of areas of the manufacturing industry, for example; production, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning.