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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Civil, Mechanical & Electronic Engineering

Course Code(s):  5M2061 5M2010
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2061 5M2010
QQI Award Code 5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides learners with a variety of experiences, with a focus on hands-on practical skills supported by theoretical knowledge of modern trends in various engineering disciplines and of the latest technologies. People seeking to improve their opportunities for worthwhile employment, apprenticeships and self-employment can gain from participating in this course.

What will you Study?

Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Building Construction 5N1570
Mathematics
Digital Electronics
Electronics
Word Processing 5N1358
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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

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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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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Landscape Scientist  
Landscape Manager   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Cabinet Maker  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Town Planning Support   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Structural Engineer   Surveyor  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker / Plater  
Industrial Abseiler   Facilities Manager  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Building Technician  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Industrial Insulator  
Geomatics Surveyor    Insulation Workers  
Gas Fitter   Site Engineer  
Scaffolder   Stonemason  
Construction Plant Fitter   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Carpenter / Joiner   Construction / Building   
Building Services Engineer   Bricklayer  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Electrician   Insurance Surveyor  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Tiler / Tile Fitter   Painter / Decorator  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Welder  
Engineering Production Manager   Naval Architect  
Supply Chain Analyst   Process Development Scientist  
Mechanical Engineer   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer   Yield Analysis Engineer  
Patternmaker   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Army Apprentice  
Manufacturing Technician   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Vehicle Body Repairer / Panel Beater   Manufacturing Engineer  
Blacksmith   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Horologist   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Polymer Technician   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Environmental Engineer  
Environmental Officer    

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.
Building, Construction & Property
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.