Mechanical Engineering L52018-03-29T14:27:49+00:00

Mechanical Engineering L5


QQI Engineering Technology Level 5, Code 5M2061

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The course aims to educate and train students in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on the technical requirements of industry in Ireland. The course is a preparation for direct employment in an engineering industry. It will provide students with a solid foundation to study an engineering course at third level.

Students studying Mechanical Engineering have access to technical workshops, fitted with a variety of specialist equipment, including lathe, milling machine, cnc, mig, tig and arc welding.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


One year full time

  Student Charges

Fee exemptions may apply ⇒

 Student Services €250
 QQI Fee  €50
 Gov PLC Fee €200
 Materials  €50
TOTAL €550

Course Outline

Code Title
5N1608 Engineering Workshop Processes
5N2136 Engineering workshop Theory
5N1637 Materials Science
5N1833 Mathematics
5N1604 Computer Aided Draughting
5N1607 Engineering Drawing 405
5N0690 Communications
5N1358 Word Processing
5N1356 Work Experience


Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

CIT: CR051; CR052; CR055; CR061; CR062; CR071; CR072; CR075; CR078

LIT: LC285; LC287

Tralee IT: TL744, TL745, TL747, TL844, TL847

WIT: WD010, WD 011, WD025, WD040, WD 085 , WD 094, WD139, WD162, WD 171, WD 182


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

Machine Operator, Maintenance Fitter, Welder, Plumber, Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker /Fabricator, Tool Die Maker, Panel Beater, Fitter, Turner, Draughtsman.

Progression towards the Mechanical Engineering Field.


Course specific Contact Details

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