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Construction Technology - Civil Engineering

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

You will learn the essential skills of construction and civil engineering which may allow you to progress to construction, architecture and engineering courses in Higher Education or go directly into employment.

What will you Study?

Building Construction 5N1570
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Materials Science 5N1637
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Maths for Engineering
Wood Fabrication 5N1999

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CCONT 5M5010

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