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DT097
Engineering (General Entry)

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This 1-year programme provides a general access route to engineering programmes for those who have not decided which engineering discipline they would like to study. On successful completion of the programme, students will have the mathematical and scientific basis to successfully enter the second year of seven different Level 7 discipline-specific programmes. In addition, in a limited number of cases, some students with proven ability may be permitted to progress to the first year of the Level 8 Engineering (General Entry) programme DT066. This course will suit students who have an interest in technology and in solving problems in the engineering world. You will study a combination of maths, science, engineering design, drawing and you will also be given a general introduction to the engineering profession. There is a strong emphasis on group projects within the programme. Students are assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and continuous assessment projects.


 
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Overview of Engineering at DIT
WAVES (Women, A Voice in Engineering Society) talk about the advantages of attending an 'Engineering Role Model Day' @ DIT and what it is like as a female engineering student.
WAVES - Female Engineering Role Model Day @ DIT
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology

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After successfully completing first year, students are eligible for transfer into year 2 of one of our Level 7 (BEngTech) programmes. Those who achieve a high average mark in their examinations and a high mark in mathematics are also eligible for entry into year 1 of DT066 - Engineering (General Entry) Level 8

Students who pass DT097 have a choice of entering 2nd year of the following Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) degrees in DIT:

DT002 - Engineering Systems Maintenance
DT003 - Automation Engineering
DT004 - Civil Engineering
DT005 - Building Services Engineering
DT006 - Mechanical Engineering
DT008 - Electronic and Communications Engineering
DT009 - Electrical and Control Engineering
DT010 - Electrical Services Engineering

Students who pass DT097 with a high average mark and a high mark in mathematics may enter year 1 of DT066 – Engineering (General Entry) Level 8 and may then progress to year 2 of;

DT021 - Electrical/Electronic Engineering
DT022 - Mechanical Engineering
DT023 - Manufacturing & Design Engineering
DT024 - Structural Engineering
DT026 - Building Services (HVACR) Engineering
DT027 - Civil Engineering
DT081 - Computer and Communication Engineering



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