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Engineering - Preliminary

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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?

The Preliminary Engineering 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. The duration of the course is one year, and in addition to a FETAC Level 5 qualification (5M2061), successful students will be eligible to enter a variety of Level 7 and 8 Engineering courses in DIT.

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)

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

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  
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Toolmaker   Upholsterer  
Glassmaker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Printer   Acoustic Consultant  
Industrial Insulator   Sheet Metal Worker / Plater  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Welder  
Radiographer - Industrial    Colour Technologist  
Chemical Engineer   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Computer Assembly Technician  
Electrical Control Engineer   Photonics Engineer  
Telecommunications Engineer   Electronic Engineer  
Automation Engineer   Electrical Engineer  
Mechatronic Engineer   Telecommunications Technician  
Auto Electrician   Automotive Engineer  
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Materials Scientist / Technologist   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Patternmaker   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Spray Painter   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Colour Technician - Textiles   Manufacturing Technician  
Army Apprentice   Vehicle Body Repairer / Panel Beater  
Foundry Worker   Engineering Machine Operator  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Roustabout - Roughneck  
Polymer Technician   Locksmith  
Horologist   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Yield Analysis Engineer   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Manufacturing Engineer   Blacksmith  
Nuclear Engineer   Aircraft Mechanic  
Air Corps Apprentice   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)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.