Engineering Technology

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Course Code: 5M2061
Entry requirementsThis course is aimed at student who have completed the leaving certificate, leaving certificate applied, leaving certificate vocational programme and mature students with an interest in engineering with suitable candidates being selected by interview, in September (20 places).Aim: To give students a wide range of experience within the engineering sectors and to prepare students for entry into third level education, apprenticeships, and the world of work.
Career Progression:

Students who participate in this course are eligible to apply for apprenticeships or go directly into the workforce. Those students who successfully complete the course can gain entry to third level education by an alternative route known as the higher education links scheme, whereby the students can gain entry to specific courses in the institute of technology, using their FETAC(QQI) examination results instead of their leaving certificate results.

Links to other colleges:

The engineering technology FETAC(QQI) level 5 awards allow students to apply through CAO to many Irish courses linked to engineering.

Engineering link programmes with Waterford Institute of Technology:

Candidates must present having completed the full designated FETAC(QQI) award including a Mathematics module to be eligible for the following engineering link programmes with Waterford institute of technology:

  • WD010 higher certificate in engineering in electronic engineering Year 1
  • WD011 higher certificate in engineering in mechanical engineering Year 1
  • WD040 higher certificate in engineering in building services Year 1
  • WD085 BEng (h) mechanical manufacturing engineering Year 1
  • WD171 BEng (h) sustainable energy engineering Year 1
  • WD182 BEng in electrical engineering Year 1
  • Construction management & engineering level 8
  • WD139 BEng in civil engineering level 7

NOTE: A number of former students have been accepted onto courses in Carlow IT on the basis of their results in the Engineering Technology FETAC(QQI) Level 5 course.

Duration: 1 year, full timeCourse Director: Michael Devereux

Course content:

  • Engineering workshop processes
  • Electronics
  • Mechanics
  • Communications
  • Engineering drawing
  • Engineering workshop theory
  • Mathematics
  • Work experience
  • Computer aided drawing
  • Introduction to pneumatic systems
  • Introduction to computer numerically
  • Controlled machines
  • Introduction to welding processes

Work experience:Students will spend two weeks working in industry. They will gain invaluable first-hand experience in an industrial environment. Work experience will also provide them with more clearly defined career path and options


There is continuous assessment throughout the year and examinations are taken in the main subjects in May. Successful candidates receive the FETAC(QQI) Level 5 certificate in engineering technology (5M2061).

Course Fees:

€280 material fee to include electronics toolkit and workshop coat/safety gloves/glasses. €50 refundable in May after examinations.

€200 Government levy: (exempt from paying if you have a valid medical card, if you are receiving a grant, on BTEI or VTOS.

€50 Exam fee (exempt if you hold a valid medical card).


  • Address Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education, Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
  • Phone 053 9236969
  • Category Construction, Building, Civil Engineering
  • Location Co. Wexford

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost 560 approx.
  • Course Length 1 yr
  • Start date September to May
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