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Engineering - Preliminary

Course Code(s):  5M2061
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2061
QQI Award Code 5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Engineering, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education. Students who pass all modules including course practical work (the pass mark in each subject is 50%) will be eligible to enter a number of Level 7 degree courses in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

What will you Study?

Mathematics
Physics 5N1460
Mechanics
Materials Science 5N1637
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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)

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CENGT 5M2061

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Brewer   Agricultural Mechanic  
Ceramics Technologist   Printer  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Glassmaker  
Toolmaker   Textile Machinery Technician  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Ergonomist   Acoustic Consultant  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Sheet Metal Worker / Plater  
Welder   Industrial Insulator  
Colour Technologist   Chemical Engineer  
Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
Computer Assembly Technician   Mechatronic Engineer  
Photonics Engineer   Automation Engineer  
Electrical Engineer   Telecommunications Engineer  
Electronic Engineer   Electrical Control Engineer  
Automotive Engineer   Auto Electrician  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Electronic Service Engineer  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Telecommunications Technician  
Domestic Appliance Service Technician   Design & Development Engineer  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Technical Service Agent  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Sports Engineer   Naval Architect  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Process Development Scientist  
Mechanical Engineer   Supply Chain Analyst  
Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer   Horologist  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Patternmaker  
Manufacturing Technician   Army Apprentice  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Yield Analysis Engineer   Polymer Technician  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Manufacturing Engineer  
Engineering Technician - Mechanical    Vehicle Body Repairer / Panel Beater  
Blacksmith   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Nuclear Engineer   Air Corps Apprentice  
Aircraft Mechanic   Naval Service Cadet - Engineering  
Mining / Geological Engineer   Polymer Engineer  
Quality Engineer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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