Engineering education at AIT is very practical. Almost 50% of your time will be spent in state-of-the-art laboratories developing your practical engineering skills, and the other 50% will be spend on engineering theory and its application.
You will develop your problem solving skills and reasoning techniques.
You will work on topic specific problems both as part of a team and as an individual, and develop your lifelong learning skills.
You will develop your ability to effectively communicate within the engineering community and society at large.
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.
As a graduate from this degree, you will be in a position to apply for a variety of careers including: consulting engineers – work may include building services, energy management and building energy rating; utilities engineering/management integrating renewable and non-renewable energy options.