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Mechanical Engineering

Course Code(s):  5M2061
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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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
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Progression to CAO Courses

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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.
Brewer   Agricultural Mechanic  
Ceramics Technologist   Printer  
Toolmaker   Ergonomist  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Textile Machinery Technician   Acoustic Consultant  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Sheet Metal Worker / Plater  
Colour Technologist   Chemical Engineer  
Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
Computer Assembly Technician   Automation Engineer  
Mechatronic Engineer   Automotive Engineer  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Technical Service Agent   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Sports Engineer   Naval Architect  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer  
Process Development Scientist   Supply Chain Analyst  
Mechanical Engineer   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Patternmaker   Manufacturing Technician  
Army Apprentice   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Yield Analysis Engineer   Horologist  
Polymer Technician   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Manufacturing Engineer   Vehicle Body Repairer / Panel Beater  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Blacksmith  
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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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