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Engineering Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2061
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute 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 one-year course/programme is designed to prepare students for further study or careers in the Engineering / Construction Industry. It provides an introduction to many of the skills involved in the area of Engineering / Construction.

What will you Study?

Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Communications 5N0690
Engineering Workshop Theory 5N2136
Building Construction 5N1570
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Engineering Drawing
Mathematics
Work Experience 5N1356
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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CENGT 5M2061

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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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