Higher Certificate in Engineering

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Points Required 209*
  • Course Code SG300
  • Award Not Designated
  • Duration 2

Course Summary


IT Sligo offer a wide range of engineering programmes including Civil, Mechanical, Mechatronic and Precision Engineering and Design. This course offers students the opportunity of studying engineering in a general way for a semester before specialising in an area of their choice.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This general engineering semester gives students exposure to all different types of engineering and equips the students with the fundamentals of engineering. This helps them to make an informed choice of what field of engineering to enter based on their aptitude and interest. On successful completion of the first semester, students transfer into the second semester of the course of their choice.

YEAR ONE 

The first semester focuses on the fundamentals of engineering such as Introduction to Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics, Design and much more. Students then choose which stream of engineering to specialise in from  Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Precision Engineering and Design in semester two.

YEAR TWO

Students explore and engage in more detailed applications of the fundamentals of engineering in their chosen field. Students will exit with a Higher Certificate award after year two or may continue on to a Level 7 add-on within their chosen area.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

Our engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally. Engineering has a very diverse application in both private and public sector from the design and construction of buildings, bridges and roads to working with innovative technology within the aerospace and automotive industries as well as taking lead roles in the manufacturing and medical device sector. The possibilities are endless.

Further Study

Level 6 graduates can progress to the final year of an Ordinary Degree course in their chosen field whether that is Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Precision Engineering and Design. Level 7 graduates may progress to an honours degree after which we offer a wide range of Level 9 and Level 10 postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate studies at IT Sligo

Testimonials

Hear what employers have to say about Engineering graduates from IT Sligo. Plus, see some of the projects our students have worked on.

Did you know?

We also have General Engineering programmes at Level 7 and Level 8 - BEng in Engineering and BEng (Hons) in Engineering

Our Level 7 and Level 6 Engineering programmes have a common first semester. This gives students a good understanding of the different aspects of the engineering profession. In semester two, they will choose a field of engineering to specialise in from  Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Precision Engineering and Design.

Our Engineering programmes are hands-on, with a big emphasis on developing practical skills. This means our students graduate with the skills employers want.

Our engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally.

Alumni

"The flexibility of the engineering degrees at IT Sligo is brilliant. I originally planned on studying Mechanical Engineering. However, after studying the different aspects of engineering I changed my specialism to Civil Engineering.”

John Mc Fadden, BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

“I always had an interest in engineering, but I wasn’t sure which area was right for me. I loved getting to study all areas of engineering in IT Sligo before deciding. In the end, I chose Mechanical Engineering. I haven’t looked back since!”

Rebecca Staunton, BEng in Mechanical Engineering