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SG303
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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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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Mechanical Engineering is a broad field, focused on the design, manufacture, testing and maintenance of products, machines and processes. This two-year course provides a solid foundation in engineering science and applied mathematics, addresses all general mechanical engineering technologies and has a strong emphasis on practical, hands on modules and project work in design and manufacture. Students will become competent in computer-aided design, automation technology, fabrication and manufacturing technology, and learn to work effectively as problem solvers in a team environment.

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SG303 - Mechanical Engineering
IT Sligo

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SG303 - Mechanical Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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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:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates typically take up employment opportunities fabricating prototypes, preparing drawings, using computer-aided design tools, testing products and operating quality assurance systems. Engineering technicians provide technical support to the operation of production process equipment.



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