Higher Certificate in Mechatronics

What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics is a highly skilled discipline that combines mechanical, electronic and software engineering to design intelligent machines such as robots and flexible manufacturing systems .

Mechatronic engineers create, design and develop automated electromechanical systems.

Mechatronics offers a broad range of exciting career challenges including new innovations and developments in machine design, sensor technology, control systems, computing and industrial networks.

MECHATRONIC ENGINEERS DESIGN AND DEVELOP THE AUTOMATED SYSTEMS IN MODERN USE TO PRODUCE THOUSANDS OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS FROM CARS TO MOBILE DEVICES.

What's needed?

  • Love of problem-solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Technical mind
  • Team work
  • Communication

Mechatronic engineers use their problem-solving skills to…

  • design machines and technologies to improve our world
  • develop technologies to help people with disabilities
  • research new methods for safe and efficient mass production
  • design control systems for computers and intelligent controllers
  • develop robotics for use in industry and healthcare
  • design and develop leading edge equipment for modern products
DepartmentCodeAward
Mech. and Electronic Eng. SG306 Higher Certificate
2016 POINTS
155*
NFQ LEVEL
6
DURATION (YRS)
2

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

Download the Grading Scale from www.transition.ie.

Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a good qualification in this field will find many employment opportunities both in Ireland and abroad in the manufacturing of medical devices and pharmaceuticals as well as in the traditional automotive and process industries.

What subjects will I study?

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
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