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Mechatronic 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).

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Mechatronics is defined as a combination of mechanics and electronics which is controlled by computers. This includes designing robots or machines for various purposes; from the space rovers which explore planets, to auto-focusing digital cameras.

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From College Website...
BN121 - Mechatronic Engineering
IT Blanchardstown

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BN121 - Mechatronic Engineering
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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
CITXX    Information Technology
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology
CETXX    Electronic Technology
  6M5153  Animal Science
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CAGXX  5M2373  Agriculture

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in three modules. Award must include a pass inC20139 or 5N1833 or C20175 or C20174 or pass in LCE Maths

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Technicians and Engineers and can find a satisfying career in Design, Installation, Testing, Telecommunications, Research and Development.

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