What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of machinery and tools. Mechanical engineers use applied maths and science to design a wide range of machines, from domestic household appliances to sophisticated machines such as aircraft and automobiles.
What is the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering course?
The Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a two year full-time course. Course graduates are trained in many engineering disciplines including Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering DrawingThe Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a two year full-time course. Course graduates are trained in many engineering disciplines including Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, CAD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Automotive Technology.
To reflect the practical nature of mechanical engineering, the course contains a number of laboratory classes. These include Workshop, Automation, Materials, Science and Automotive laboratories. In addition industrial visits and field trips are used to enhance the learning experience.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Electrical Technology||Materials Technology 1|
|Engineering Professionalism & Technology||Engineering Drawing / CAD|
|Engineering Science||Mechanical Science|
|Mechanical Workshop||Machine Systems|
|Mechanical & Manufacturing Technology||Introductory Calculus|
|Fundamental Engineering Maths||Production Technology 1|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Engineering Drawing / Design||Electronics & Control|
|Applied Computing||Power Systems|
|Materials Technology 2||Production Technology 2|
|Production Plant||Engineering Design Analysis|
Leaving Certificate 2019:
Minimum entry requirements for Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Advanced and Equivalent Entry for Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering:
Graduates in the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering have found employment in such areas as:
Plant operation and maintenance
CAD/ Drawing Office
Manufacturing Engineering Support
Assistant Design Engineer
Technical Sales Person
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