Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Joseph Conboy from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

Joseph Conboy

Associate Director

Irish Tax Institute

Read more

Joseph Conboy
If you are looking for a career that keeps you always challenged and interested, then you really should consider a career in tax! The fact that tax is constantly changing helps keep it interesting. Every year we have a new Budget/Finance Act which introduces new tax law that we have to get on top off. So it means we are constantly learning and need to be up to date with changes as quickly as possible – that’s what our clients expect of us.
Close

Administrative?
Administrative
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
logo imagelogo image

Mechanical Engineering

<
Back to CourseFinder
St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
Must be registered to save to Career File

Course overview

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

Course Description

The course aims to educate and train students in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on the technical requirements of industry in Ireland. The course is a preparation for direct employment in an engineering industry and for entry into third level education. Students studying Mechanical Engineering have access to technical workshops, fitted with a variety of specialist equipment, including lathe, milling machine, cnc, mig, tig and arc welding . Students have the opportunity to learn exact skills in addition to observing the highest standards of work place safety.

What will you Study?

Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Engineering Theory
Materials Science 5N1637
Mathematics
CAD(2D)
Communications 5N0690
Engineering Drawing
Word Processing 5N1358
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

hidden College Website Course Page

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

hidden Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

Disclaimer: These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Other courses you may be interested in...

The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
Motorcycle & Small Engine Maintenance St. John's Central College 
Motor Maintenance & Light Engineering St. John's Central College 

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  
Ceramics Technologist   Textile Machinery Technician  
Ergonomist   Printer  
Metal Engraver   Toolmaker  
Upholsterer   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Acoustic Consultant  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Radiographer - Industrial   
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Chemical Engineer  
Colour Technologist   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Computer Assembly Technician  
Automation Engineer   Mechatronic Engineer  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Electronic Equipment Assembler  
Technical Service Agent   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Automotive Engineer   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Sports Engineer   Naval Architect  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Process Development Scientist  
Supply Chain Analyst   Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer  
Mechanical Engineer   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Vehicle Body Repairer / Panel Beater   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Patternmaker  
Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Spray Painter  
Colour Technician - Textiles   Manufacturing Technician  
Army Apprentice   Manufacturing Engineer  
Yield Analysis Engineer   Polymer Technician  
Locksmith   Roustabout - Roughneck  
Horologist   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Engineering Machine Operator   Blacksmith  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Foundry Worker  
Nuclear Engineer   Air Corps Apprentice  
Aircraft Mechanic   Naval Service Cadet - Engineering  
Mining / Geological Engineer   Quality Engineer  
Polymer 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
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.

National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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