• Code:5M2061
  • Certification: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology 
  • Duration: One Year, September to May


The one year pre-engineering course aims to equip students with the necessary practical an theoretical  skills needed for employment in the engineering industry or as a foundation for students who wish to pursue further studies in electronic or mechanical engineering in a Third Level Institution.

Programme of Study*
  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Engineering Workshop Theory
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Customer Service
  • Mathematics
  • Work Experience
  • Materials Science
  • Safety & Health at Work

* Modules subject to change

Entry Requirements

It is desirable that students should be of Leaving Certificate Standard or have achieved an Applied Leaving Certificate with Distinction. Portlaoise Institute welcomes applications from mature students. Mature students are assessed on their merits and do not require the above qualifications. 

All students are required to complete an assessment before commencing a Further Education course in Portlaoise Institute. This assessment confirms if the student has the required level of English and Maths (if applicable) to complete a Level 5 course. 

Career Opportunities

This course provides an excellent base for any mechanical apprenticeship. Students will gain skills in design and manufacture. 

Higher Education Progression*

Here are examples of courses students can progress based on successful completion:

*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

Course Coordinator

Emmet Byrne, ebyrne@portlaoisecollege.ie

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