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Higher Certificate

Mechanical Engineering

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Course Code
AL602
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
2 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
258
Points Change

Course Summary

Engineering
Engineering

This programme provides students with an introduction to the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering. Through working with our experienced lecturing staff, who strive to create learning experiences that are based around experimentation and physical engagement with our world class engineering resources, you will begin to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to fulfil the role of a mechanical engineer in industry.

Whilst undertaking this programme you will:

​Visit local engineering companies to see what Mechanical Engineers do.

Use cutting edge technology to understand the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering.

Use SolidWorks, CNC machine tools and 3D printers to design and manufacture projects.

Course Details

College Link > AL602 - 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.

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.

Career Progression

With this qualification you will be eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the internationally recognised registered professional title of Engineering Technician. As a qualified Engineering Technician you can expect to find employment in a number of areas of the manufacturing industry, for example; production, technical supervision, plant maintenance, quality assurance and production planning.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

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

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