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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Engineering - Maintenance Skills Technology for Engineering


Course Code:  CMSTX
Award Code(s):  6M5154
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
As a continuation from the Level 5 certificate a Level 6 certificate is also offered to further enhance your chances of achieving an entry into a third level course or gaining employment. Learn to perform a range of maintenance procedures associated engineering.

Students will investigate many aspects of mechanical and industrial and electrical equipment giving them new knowledge which they can use in the world of work. Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a variety of related degree level courses run by Institutes of Technology and Universities throughout Ireland.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Electrical Principles - (6N2049)
Industrial Electrical Systems - (6N5374 )
Industrial Hydraulic Systems - (6N5376 )
Mathematics for Computing - (N33029 )
Mechanical Maintenance Skills - (6N5372)
Programmable Logic Controller - (6N5370)
Safety Management - (6N1782)
Train the Trainer - (E30179 )

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Mechanic   Ceramics Technologist  
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Toolmaker   Carton maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
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Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Colour Technologist  
Engineer - Chemical   Materials Technician  
Metallurgist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Automotive   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Technical Service Agent  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Engineer - Sports  
Naval Architect   Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace  
Engineer - Mechanical   Process Development Scientist  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Patternmaker   Manufacturing Technician  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Engineer - Yield Analysis  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Blacksmith  
Horologist   Polymer Technician  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Engineer - Manufacturing  
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Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Quality   Engineer - Polymer  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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6M5154