This programme provides students with a detailed understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering. Students will develop their attitudes, skills and knowledge working along side experienced lecturers. The course of study utilises our strong industrial links, whereby our students get to experience the industry that they will be working in, through industrial visits and teaching and learning that is grounded in contemporary industrial best practice.
Whilst studying on this programme student will:
visit some of our industrial partners to experience the role of a mechanical engineer
complete a detailed engineering project working as a member of a team
operate high-end technical engineering equipment in our cutting edge engineering laboratories.
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.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
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.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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.