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Civil, Mechanical & Electronic Engineering

Course Code(s):  5M2061 5M2010
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2061 5M2010
QQI Award Code 5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides learners with a variety of experiences, with a focus on hands-on practical skills supported by theoretical knowledge of modern trends in various engineering disciplines and of the latest technologies. People seeking to improve their opportunities for worthwhile employment, apprenticeships and self-employment can gain from participating in this course.

What will you Study?

Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Building Construction 5N1570
Mathematics
Digital Electronics
Electronics
Word Processing 5N1358
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CENGT 5M2061

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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.
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Surveyor   Site Technician  
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Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Technician  
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Bricklayer   Welder  
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Plasterer   Painter / Decorator  
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Horologist   Polymer Technician  
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Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
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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.
Building, Construction & Property
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI