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SG306
Mechatronics

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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.

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Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems used in modern manufacturing industries. Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent machines including robots and flexible manufacturing systems. This two-year foundation course is designed to address the needs of industry by supplying skilled technicians who have developed a diverse set of skills in machine design, sensor technology, control systems, computing and industrial networks. During this course, students will learn how to design, build and control the machines and processes present in the modern workplace.

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SG306 - Mechatronics
IT Sligo

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SG306 - Mechatronics
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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 as technicians, applying their knowledge of engineering to service and maintain automated mechanical equipment. Mechatronic technicians are needed in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, biomedical, automotive, agriculture and food processing.



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