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CR078
Craft Technology Mechanical Services

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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Craft Technology - Mechanical Services has three overarching aims: to elevate, educate, and engage. Its focus is on planning, installation, commissioning and maintenance of services within office blocks, hospitals, hotels, schools, recreational centres, pharmaceutical, apartment blocks, public works, shopping centres, as well as external environmental utilities. Mechanical services involves heating, cooling and ventilation systems, components and controls and will also cover water services, waste water systems and individual services such as steam, compressed air, refrigeration, specialist gases and renewable energy systems.

Craft Technology - Mechanical Services aims to provide students with an understanding of craft mechanical principles as it relates to industry and utilities operation within completed commercial and industrial facilities. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, practical work and assignments/projects.


 
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The course is taught through a combination of lectures, practical work and assignments/projects.

POTENTIAL AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT

• Mechanical Services supervisor
• Maintenance Manager/Supervisor
• Project/Contract Manager
• Facilities/Utilities Operators
• Field Services Engineer
• Technical Sales Representative


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CR078 - Craft Technology Mechanical Services
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR078 - Craft Technology Mechanical Services
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths

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On completion, graduates will be technically proficient with the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies in Mechanical Services. They will have further developed the ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and an understanding in which the mechanical services supervisor operates. They will be of high academic and practical standards, in order to match the needs of both the Irish and international Mechanical Services industry.
POTENTIAL AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Mechanical Services Supervisor
• Maintenance Manager/Supervisor
• Project/Contract Manager
• Facilities/Utilities Operators
• Field Services Engineer
• Technical Sales Representative



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