Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Higher Certificate in Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

  • 2

    Years

  • 6

    Level

  • 212

    Points

  • AL602

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Mechanical Engineers have a broad range of skills and therefore are involved in a number of industries ranging from Medical Devices to Agriculture. Some examples of the role of a mechanical engineer are;

  • designing and developing machines and products that improve our quality of life,
  • developing and processing materials in order to produce these products,
  • automating and controlling manufacturing systems to make the production of these products more cost-effective and efficient,
  • and considering environmental issues to ensure that we are not harming our planet.

This programme provides students with an introduction to the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering. Through working with our experienced lecturing staff, who strive to create learning experiences that are based around experimentation and physical engagement with our world class engineering resources, you will begin to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to fulfil the role of a mechanical engineer in industry.

What will I experience?

Whilst undertaking this programme you will;

  • ​Visit local engineering companies to see what Mechanical Engineers do.
  • Use cutting edge technology to understand the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering.
  • Use SolidWorks, CNC machine tools and 3D printers to design and manufacture projects.

What opportunities might it lead to?

With this qualification you will be eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the internationally recognised registered professional title of Engineering Technician. As a qualified Engineering Technician you can expect to find employment in a number of areas of the manufacturing industry, for example; production, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning.

Additional Information

Accreditation:

As a graduate of the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, you are eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the registered professional title of Engineering Technician.

Course Details

Course Duration:
2 Years
CAO Course Code:
AL602
Cut Off CAO Points:
212
Median CAO Points:
303
Course Award:
Higher Certificate in Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Department:
Dept of Mechanical/Polymer Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI (FETAC):

Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have the module Mathematics (5N1833) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics.

Course Structure

Year 1

Mathematics, Instrumentation, Mechanics, Energy Systems and Thermofluids, Engineering Practice & CAD, Materials, Control & Power Technology, Processes and Operations Management, Process Technology & Design.

Year 2

Project, Statistical Process Evaluation and Control, Control & Automation, Mechanical Systems Design, Energy Systems & Thermofluids, Quality and Project Management, Mathematics, Systems Design & Vibrations, Manufacturing Systems and Organisation Management.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

With this qualification you will be eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the internationally recognised registered professional title of Engineering Technician. As a qualified Engineering Technician you can expect to find employment in a number of areas of the manufacturing industry, for example; production, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning.

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