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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Engineering (Common Entry)

University of Limerick - UL
University of Limerick - UL
Course Code
LM116
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
434
Points Change

Course Summary

Civil Engineering LM116
Civil Engineering LM116
Mechanical Engineering LM116
Mechanical Engineering LM116
Design and Manufacturing Engineering LM116
Design and Manufacturing Engineering LM116
Biomedical Engineering LM116
Biomedical Engineering LM116

Engineers are concerned with developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics and scientific knowledge while considering technical constraints. On entry into the Engineering programme, four different Bachelor degree course options will be open to you as follows:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Design and
  • Manufacture Engineering 

In Semester 1 you will study modules in areas of Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Chemistry for Engineers and Computing. By the end of the first semester you will have a basic understanding of the core areas of engineering which will help you in making your choice of engineering programme.

Course Details

College Link > LM116 - Engineering (Common Entry)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BE course chosen by you. Typical career areas include:

Biomedical Engineering: Medical Device Design, Manufacture of Medical Devices. Design of New Products including medical implants and surgical instruments, Biomaterials Development.

Mechanical Engineering: Engineering component design, Design and Control of Energy Utilisation Equipment, Safety and Reliability, Automobile Design, Materials Development, Mechanical Design in Aerospace, Biomedical, ICT, Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Gas turbine design.

Civil Engineering: Civil/Structural Engineer, Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Traffic/Motorway Engineer.

Design and Manufacture Engineering Mechanical Design for Biomedical, ICT Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Project Management, Materials and Structural Analysis, Consultancy, Design Engineering, Quality Engineer, Automation Engineer, Computer Aided Engineering.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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