Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Higher Certificate in EngineeringMechanical Engineering

Code:
WD011
Delivery:
Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        200 - 395
Level:
6
Campus:
Cork Road
Duration:
2 years
Credits:
120 ECTS

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., CAD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Automotive Technology.

Industrial Visits

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.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Electrical TechnologyProduction Technology 1
Learning SkillsEngineering Drawing / CAD
Workshop 1 Mechanical Science
Machine SystemsEngineering Science
Materials Technology 1Introductory Calculus
Fundamental Engineering MathsMachine Control & Assembly
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Mathematical MethodsCalculus
Engineering Drawing / DesignElectronics & Control
Applied ComputingPower Systems
Materials Technology 2Production Technology 2
Production PlantEngineering Design Analysis
Workshop 2Project

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7


Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

Graduates in the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering have found employment in such areas as:

  • Plant operation and maintenance

  • CAD/ Drawing Office

  • CNC Programmer

  • Manufacturing Engineering Support

  • Assistant Design Engineer

  • Technical Sales Person
     

Follow on Study

WD032 - BEng in Manufacturing Engineering
WD085 - BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
 

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