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CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Mechanical Engineering

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Course Code
AL710
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
242
Points Change

Course Summary

Engineering
Engineering

This programme provides students with a detailed understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering. Students will develop their attitudes, skills and knowledge working along side experienced lecturers. The course of study utilises our strong industrial links, whereby our students get to experience the industry that they will be working in, through industrial visits and teaching and learning that is grounded in contemporary industrial best practice.

Whilst studying on this programme student will:

visit some of our industrial partners to experience the role of a mechanical engineer

complete a detailed engineering project working as a member of a team

operate high-end technical engineering equipment in our cutting edge engineering laboratories.

Course Details

College Link > AL710 - Mechanical Engineering

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

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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.

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

When you graduate as a mechanical engineering technician, you may expect to find employment in production, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning, or possibly as a draughts person in manufacturing industry.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

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

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