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An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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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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North Kerry College of Further Education

North Kerry 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 is ideally suited to students who wish to pursue Engineering at 3rd level or those whom hope to pursue an apprenticeship in the Engineering Sector. The course content will be delivered in a practical and hands on environment where students will gain experience in Engineering Processes (Welding, Brazing etc.), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining.

What will you Study?

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