Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation (Online)

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Credits 30
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Special Purpose Award
  • Duration 1

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_EMECH_S06 

The programme in addition to offering a minor award at level 6 is designed as a one-year online qualifier to allow holders of craft qualifications and others with substantial relevant work experience to progress to the Level 7 BEng in Precision Engineering and Design (online). The Level 7 programme can then be completed in a further two years online study.

The course is a one-year 25 credit part-time course which runs over two semesters. Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to progress to the latter stages of a L7 BEng programme in Precision or Mechanical Engineering. The course covers introductory engineering mathematics, fundamental mechanics and automation.

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have or be undertaking an apprenticeship in toolmaking or in a mechanical trade. While it is expected that the majority of apprentices who undertake this programme will do so in the final year of their apprenticeship, it is permissible to spread the modules over the final two years of apprenticeship.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who have substantial (in excess of three years) experience working in technician-type roles in industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped to progress onto the final stages of a L7 BEng in Mechanical or Precision Engineering and subsequently be employed as technicians/associate engineers in precision engineering, toolmaking, automation, medical device manufacturing, polymer processing, pharmaceutical/bio-pharma, ICT Hardware, and general mechanical and manufacturing engineering companies.

Programme Fees

Total Cost: €1,750

Cost per 5 ECTS credit module: €350