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GA670
Mechanical Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This course will teach students how machines and other mechanical systems work and how they are designed and controlled - how the gear box, clutch and engine in a car operate, how medical devices are fabricated and designed. What the key properties of the materials used in the manufacture of these components are. What methods are used to fabricate and control these products.

The workload is balanced between approximately 50% formal lectures and 50% laboratories and workshop practice. A typical week has anything from twenty-seven to thirty hours of instruction. Tuition is given on the latest CAD packages and leading edge CNC turning and milling machines.


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GA670 - Mechanical Engineering
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA670 - Mechanical Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Our graduates work in product and process design, manufacturing, medical device engineering, electronic component manufacturing, facilities engineering, maintenance engineering and energy systems. Some of our graduates find excellent careers in technical sales and customer servicing.



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