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Engineering - Maintenance Skills Technology for Engineering

Course Code(s):  6M5154
QQI Award Code:  6M5154 Maintenance Skills Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Community College

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Course overview

Course Code 6M5154
QQI Award Code 6M5154 Maintenance Skills Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

As a continuation from the Level 5 certificate a Level 6 certificate is also offered to further enhance your chances of achieving an entry into a third level course or gaining employment. Learn to perform a range of maintenance procedures associated engineering. Students will investigate many aspects of mechanical and industrial and electrical equipment giving them new knowledge which they can use in the world of work. Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a variety of related degree level courses run by Institutes of Technology and Universities throughout Ireland.

What will you Study?

Electrical Principles 6N2049
Industrial Electrical Systems 6N5374
Industrial Hydraulic Systems 6N5376
Mathematics for Computing
Mechanical Maintenance Skills 6N5372
Programmable Logic Controller 6N5370
Safety Management 6N1782
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Related Career Sectors

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Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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