|Engineering Technology student, Niall Prunty turning material on one of the metal lathes available in the Engineering Room.||Engineering Technology students, Niall McLeish and Timothy Persse working on a scaled model of CombiLift’s Straddle Carrier Machine.|
Engineering Technology equips learners with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, which is essential for anyone wishing to pursue a career in engineering. This course also provides students with an opportunity to study QQI Level 5 Mathematics which is required for entry into Engineering courses at third level.
The course offers practical skills in Engineering principles and processes to include machining, precision measurement, laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining and bench fitting, along with the theoretical knowledge of machining processes with an emphasis on safe work practices. These skills would form the basis of any course in Engineering which learners might later pursue at a third level institution or on an apprenticeship. A minimum of 10 days’ work placement must be completed. Practical workshop sessions form an integral part of the course.
If you want to pursue a career in Engineering or if you enjoy STEM subjects, this course offers you a stepping-stone to begin an exciting and lucrative career. There will always be a demand for skilled engineers in many different fields such as consulting, manufacturing, or research and development.
For more information and to apply for any of our programmes please log onto www.monaghaninstitute.ie.