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DT003
Automation Engineering

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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.

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Manutronics is about applying the full range of engineering technologies in a manufacturing environment. It includes disciplines such as mechanical, electronic, electrical engineering, mechatronics, and IT, and combining them to manufacture a wide range of products.


 
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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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CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology

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The qualification is appropriate to those wishing to take up employment in high tech. sectors as high calibre technologists. Typical industries include Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Electronics Manufacturing. Many graduates are now finding employment with high technology companies across Europe and beyond.



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