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This one year full-time programme will introduce students to the world of Engineering. It aims to provide students with a wide range of experience within the Engineering sectors, while preparing students for entry into third level education, apprenticeships or direct entry into the workplace. Students will attend our purpose built engineering training workshop for one full day weekly. Here the students will use and learn how to operate different engineering machines including a CNC Lathe, a Laser Cutter and all welding types, including a VR welding simulator. This programme will allow you to become familiar with the terminology, materials, equipment and working practices within the Engineering industry. The course content will be delivered in a practical and hands on environment where students will gain experience in Engineering Processes, Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design (2D and 3D CAD).

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  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Materials Science
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D CAD)
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Team working
  • Work Experience

Modules are subject to change.

Additional Certificates

  • Manual Handling
  • Safe Pass

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.

Links to Third Level Courses

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone & Limerick

 US711 Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure (Level 7) 

US776  Automation and Robotics (Level 7)

US773  Engineering (Common Entry) (Level 7)

US912  Mechanical Engineering with Energy(Level 8)

US913   Mechanical & Polymer Engineering (Level 8)

US916  Automation & Robotics (Level 8)

US775  Road Transport Technology and Management (Level 7)

US651  Agricultural Mechanisation (Level 6)

South East Technological University (SETU)

SE702  Architectural Technology (Level 7)

SE713  Civil Engineering (Level 8)

SE714  Aerospace Engineering (Level 8)

SE705  Quantity Surveying (Level 8)

SE710  Robotics & Automated Systems (Level 8)

SE704  Quantity Surveying (Level 8)

SE703  Architectural and Building Information Modelling Technology (Level 8)

Technological University of Dublin (TU Dublin)

TU720  Automotive Management and Technology (Level 7)

TU811  Product Design (Level 8)

Maynooth University (MU)

MH305  Product Design (Level 8)

MH306  Robotics & Intelligent Devices (Level 8)

University Limerick (UL)LM095  Materials & Engineering Technology with concurrent Teacher Education (Level 8)

Dublin City University (DCU)

DC015  Education in Technology Graphics & Engineering (Post-Primary).  First 2 years in TUS, Athlone and final 2 years in DCU. (Level 8)


University of Galway

GY402  Civil Engineering (Level 8)

GY405  Mechanical Engineering (Level 8)

GY410  Project & Construction Management (Level 8)

Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or

For further information, contact Elaine on 057 9349471 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Engineering Technology

Duration: One year –  September 2023 to May 2024..