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AL602
Mechanical Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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201

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This course will focus on ensuring that you develop the capability to critically appraise mechanical engineering systems, to identify areas of potential improvement, to bring about corrective action and where applicable, to suggest and implement an alternative solution. 

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Mechanical engineering is about putting ideas into action. It is about inventing, designing, developing, manufacturing and maintaining products, equipment and machinery of all kinds. Mechanical engineers use their knowledge of materials, mechanisms, power, energy and manufacturing technology to produce specifications for their designs and to see those designs become a reality.


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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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When you graduate as a mechanical engineering technician, you may expect to find employment in production, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning, or possibly as a draughts person in manufacturing industry.



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