Course Description

Engineering Technology with Electronics



Duration

This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May, 4 days a week

Overview

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 (LC Established, LCVP, LCA) or equivalent
  • A Full QQI Level 4 Award (or equivalent)
  • For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) – appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Note: Mature applicants may be entitled to VTOS funding. For details about VTOS, please contact the college.

Course Modules

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

Certification

  • Level 5 QQI Award Engineering Technology (5M2061)

Special Features

Experience the University Life

In January, the students are treated to a week-long opportunity in TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus to experience the facilities and taking part in Labs and lectures in the Electronics Department, as part of the Electronics module.

This course is supported by FIT, which offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment. Students are given training in job interview techniques and CV preparation.

Free Full Suit of Adobe Software for all students on this course for one year to facilitate assessment.

Work Experience

Students will be required to undertake a period work placement in an organisation connected to their vocational area during the academic year.  Work Experience is mandatory for all of our full-time Level 5 courses. Students are required to source their own work placement but will be assisted in this by the work experience teacher.  The work placement is usually for a period of 10 days or a minimum of 60 hours.  Students usually find the work experience element of the course to be invaluable and should bear in mind that a successful work placement can sometimes lead to further opportunities.

Additional Information

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

A full major award is granted on passing the relevant eight components.  On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a pass, a merit or a distinction grade. See www.qqi.ie for more details

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 for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities using their full QQI Level 5 major award. Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria.  It is the students’ responsibility to consult with the relevant HEI for information on the admissions process and any specific entry requirements. Students may also refer to the individual HEI prospectus or may also refer to the QQI FET section of the CAO website. www.cao.ie

Examples of CAO progression opportunities are listed below.

Progression Examples

BEng Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (TU702)

BEng Electronic Engineering (TU726, TU829)

BEng Mechanical Engineering (TU717, TU828)

BEng Electronics and Communications Engineering (TU714)

BEng Civil Engineering (TU704)

BEng Engineering (TU708, TU709, TU804)

BTech Networking Technologies (TU716)

Technological University Dublin – www.tud.ie

BSc in Product Design (MH305)

Bsc in Robotics and Intelligent Devices (MH306)

Maynooth University – www.nuimaynooth.ie

BSc Software Development Mobile Apps (AL705)

Athlone Institute of Technology – www.ait.ie

BSc Software Development (CW207, CW238)

Institute of Technology Carlow – www.itcarlow.ie

BSc Computing in Software Development (DK821)

BSc Computing in Games Development (DK820)

Dundalk Institute of Technology – www.dkit.ie

BEng Civil Engineering (GY402)

BEng Mechanical Engineering (GY405)

BEng Electronic and Computer Engineering (GY406)

BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (GY414)

Galway University – www.nuigalway.ie

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.

CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryComputers, IT
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 5 QQI Award Electronic Technology (5M2061)
Course Start Date19th September 2022
Course Duration1 year Full time
Course TimeThis is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May, 4 days a week
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: • Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP, LCA) or equivalent • A Full Level 4 QQI Award (or Equivalent) • For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) - appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications are welcome. Note: Mature applicants may be entitled to VTOS funding. For details about VTOS, please contact the college. For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, please contact DFEi
Carear PathGraduates 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.
Phone01 2809676
Course Code5M2061
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