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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 and a Laser Cutter. 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 (Welding) and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Engineering Workshop Theory
  • 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

AL701  ICT Engineering: (Computer Engineering or Network Management or Electronic Communications (Level 7) 

AL712  Automation and Robotics (Level 7)

AL819  Mechanical Engineering with Energy(Level 8)

AL820   Mechanical & Polymer Engineering (Level 8)

AL821  Automation & Robotics (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

CW407  Architectural Technology (Level 7)

CW478  Civil Engineering (Level 8)

CW568  Aerospace Engineering (Level 8)

CW728  Product Design & Innovation (Level 8)

CW588  Robotics & Automated Systems (Level 8)

Technological University of Dublin (TU Dublin)

TU710  Engineering Reliability Management (Level 7)

TU720  Automotive Management and Technology (Level 7)

TU811  Product Design (Level 8)

Maynooth University


MH305  Product Design (Level 8)

MH306  Robotics & Intelligent Devices (Level 8)

Technological University on the Shannon (TUS), Limerick

LC286  Road Transport Technology and Management (Level 7)

LC248  Built Environment (Level 8)

LC284  Agricultural Mechanisation (Level 6) New Course 2021

South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford

WD162  Quantity Surveying (Level 8)

WD195  Architectural and Building Information Modelling Technology (Level 8)

University Limerick (UL)


Dublin City University (DCU)


National University of Ireland (NUIG), Galway

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

CD015  Education in Technology Graphics & Engineering (Post-Primary).  First 2 years in TUS, Athlone and final 2 years in DCU. (Level 8)


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, please Elaine Sheridan 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 12th, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.

Hotel & RestaurantThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

SportsThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

BusinessThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied Social Studies with SNAWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Early Childhood Care & EducationWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Nursing Wednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Healthcare SupportWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Computer Networks with SoftwareTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Sustainable Construction TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Engineering TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied ScienceTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards