Engineering Technology with Electronics

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This course is run in conjunction with TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus. Engineering is transforming how we live, work and study. Engineering is a highly diversified and exciting profession with a wide range of specialisms emerging as new technologies, business models and engineering challenges develop. From life-saving biomedical technology to energy-efficient housing, engineers are developing innovative solutions for the benefit of society. Today’s engineering students will have the opportunity to work on technologies that have not yet been invented. For those who wish to embark on a career in engineering this innovative course will prepare participants for entry into third level, through a range of practical and theoretical subjects.

Entry Requirements
One of the following:

Leaving Certificate
A QQI Level 4 Award
Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Control Systems
  • Electronics
  • Computer Aided Drafting (2D)
  • Mathematics
  • Word Processing
  • The Internet

The Engineering Workshop Processes module is held one day per week in I.T. Tallaght on a Wednesday.

Certification
Level 5 QQI Award Engineering Technology (5M2061)

Assessment

The following techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:

  • Student Record
  • Collection of Work
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Assignment
  • Examinations (written)
  • Project

Progression Opportunities
DFEI: Graduates may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Computer Software Development and Networking
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.

Progression Examples

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

  • BEng in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng in Sustainable Energy Engineering

TU Dublin – City Campus (formerly DIT)

  • BEng Tech in Engineering
  • BEng Tech Civil Engineering
  • BEng Tech Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • BTech Networking Technologies
  • BEng Tech Mechanical Engineering

National University of Ireland Maynooth

  • BSc in Product Design
  • Bsc in Robotics and Intelligent Devices

Career Paths
Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities such as: network support, software development, electronic service technician, test and repair technician, electronic and computer engineering, access control installation.

  • Course Type : QQI Level 5
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