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Engineering Technology

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Portlaoise Institute of Further Education

Portlaoise Institute 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 is a full-time course designed to meet the needs of people interested in a career in engineering. This one year pre-engineering course is a foundation for students who wish to pursue further studies in electronic or mechanical engineering in a Third Level Institution. The one year pre-engineering course aims to equip students with the necessary practical skills for employment in the engineering industry or as a foundation for students who wish to pursue further studies in electronic or mechanical engineering in a Third Level Institution.

What will you Study?

Work Experience (5N1356)
Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
Engineering Workshop Processes (5N1608)
Mathematics (5N1833)
Materials Science (5N1637)
Computer Aided Draughting (2D) (5N1604)
Engineering Workshop Theory (5N2136)









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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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

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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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