Engineering Technology

(Level 5)


QQI Engineering Technology Level 5, Code 5M2061


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.



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


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

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

Education Progression Opportunities

CIT: CR051; CR052; CR055; CR061; CR062; CR071; CR075; CR095

LIT: LC285

Tralee IT: TL744; TL745; TL747; TL844; TL845; TL847

WIT: WD010; WD011; WD025; WD094; WD139; WD162; WD182

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

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.


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.