Certificate in Polymer Processing (Online)

This one year long part-time programme offers a level 7 Certificate in Polymer Processing and is delivered primarily online. It is aimed at suitable jobseekers who are holders of Level 6 engineering qualifications and relevant industrial experience or those who already have a Level 7 engineering degree and want to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to work in polymer processing in an industry that covers areas of automotive, construction, medical devices, electrical/electronic and plastic packaging.

The successful completion of this programme will allow entrants to help secure employment in a polymer processing engineering role.

The programme is divided into two semesters and you are required to complete two modules within each semester along with a series of practical training days in FirstPolymer in Athlone. There is also a level 6 10 credit module in personal effectiveness and employability to help perspective candidates improve their presentation and communication skills and improve their skills in finding employment.

This programme is funded under the Springboard initiative. If you are unemployed, you may be entitled to free fees for this programme under this initiative. If this programme is funded you will find it and be able to submit an application on the Springboard site at www.springboardcourses.ie

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Application Closing Date : 15th September 2017

DepartmentAward
Mech. and Electronic Eng. Special Purpose Award
CREDITS
30
NFQ LEVEL
7
DURATION (YRS)
1

Entry Requirements

Level 6 in an Engineering Discipline.

Career Opportunities

This programme will give the learner a thorough introduction to plastics materials (polymerisation, structures, properties, use of additives) their applications in everyday commercial and more increasingly in medical applications.

The polymer specific skills gained are transferable across a broad plastics manufacturing sector which includes, Agriculture/Horticulture, Automotive/Transport, Construction/Civil engineering/Industrial , Electrical/Electronic, Medical Equipment/Devices, Packaging & Renewables.

What subjects will I study?

Who do I contact?

Tel: 071 931 8511
E-Mail:admissions@itsligo.ie