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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Engineering (Common Entry)

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Course Code
AL713
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
245
Points Change

Course Summary

Engineering
Engineering

This programme provides a common entry year 1 to the following Level 7 programmes:

  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy
  • BEng in Mechatronics

It has been developed to give students sufficient time and experience to come to an informed choice as to which specific mechanical engineering programme they wish to follow. This broad experience of some of the major areas in mechanical, renewable and mechatronics will better enable the students to carry on to Year 2, knowing they have an interest and aptitude for a particular field.

Course Details

College Link > AL713 - Engineering (Common Entry)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

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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.

Realist

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.

Career Progression

Graduates of all three programmes will gain a core common set of skills in mechanical engineering while each will be differentiated by distinct streams that target specific discipline areas.

Graduates of the BEng in Mechanical Engineering may be employed as technicians within, for example the medical devices, pharmaceutical, ICT, automotive sectors or precision engineering sectors.

Mechatronics graduates receive a more specific training in electronics automation and mechanical engineering that qualifies them to work as technicians in advanced manufacturing environments, configuring and maintaining production lines or automated mechanical processes. They work across sectors that have high levels of automation.

The graduates of Mechanical & Renewable energy will be employable as mechanical engineers as well as have a specific training in renewable energy technologies, giving them the possibility to work on energy efficiency projects for enterprises or with companies developing renewable energy systems.

Further Research

Qualifax
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Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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