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Engineering Technology

Course Description

This is a one year programme which provides for students who wish to pursue careers in the engineering industry. This programme is ideally suited to candidates who wish to pursue an engineering degree at third level.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Engineering Workshop Processes: Aimed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skill to carry out a range of engineering processes competently and safely. 
  • Motor Vehicle Practice: Exploring practical applications to carry out a range of maintenance tasks associated with a motor vehicle.
  • Turning: Centre Lathe turning skills are developed and improved.
  • Communications: Skills are developed and improved for communicating and interviews.
  • CNC Programming: Using CNC Lathe, Moulding machine and laser cutters to aid production of artefacts.
  • Mechanics: Solving mechanical/theoretical problems related to engineering.
  • Mechanics: The study of materials and their properties.
  • Safety and Health at Work: Exploring safe working practices.
  • Computer Aided Draughting: Using computer graphics to develop design ideas.  

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers. 

Career Opportunities

Metal fabrication, welding and other related engineering sectors.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 

Progress to QQI Level six Mechatronic Engineering at Kerry College of Further Education.

Graduates of this engineering course may progress to other higher level education institutes to study courses such as Mechanical, Structural, Civil, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology - 5M2061

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click the apply button below.

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