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Pre-University Mechatronics (Electronics)

Course Code(s):  CELTX CI061EL
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code CELTX CI061EL
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required in the electronics and engineering sectors.

While the course covers many of the theoretical aspects of electronics, students also gain hands-on experience in the use of the latest technologies particularly those involving the use of electronics and digital electronics. In electronic work, engineers provide a wide variety of products used in the modern world. These include personal computers, digital televisions, heating control systems, games consoles and mobile phones.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608

Mathematics 5N1833

Communications 5N0690

Physics 5N1460

Electronics 5N1606

Control Systems 5N1437

Computer 3D Modelling & Animation 5N1603
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.

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