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Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Course Code: LC282




2 Years


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

CAO Points


Course Type

Direct Entry



This programme has been designed to ensure that upon graduation you can make a real contribution to industry in the field of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. You should be interested in how machines and mechanical equipment work, their efficient and effective performance. Those who have already studied modules such as Engineering, Technology and Engineering Drawing will have a very good foundation for this programme; however, prior knowledge of these subjects is not essential.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have 5 O6/H7 grades or higher at Ordinary Level in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these subjects must include Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish). 

Applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications must hold a Full Level 5 Award totalling 120 Credits. 

Applicants presenting qualifications other than those mentioned above will be assessed on an individual basis. 

Mature Applicants (i.e. over 23) are exempt from the normal entry requirements. 

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What modules will I study?

Year 1    

Manufacturing Processes and Materials I, Engineering Drawing, Engineering Science I, Mathematics and Computing, Electrical and Electronic Technology, Introduction to Business Administration, Computer Aided Design.

Year 2    

Manufacturing Processes and Materials II, Engineering CAD and Design, Engineering Science II, Mathematics II, Control Technology, Management & Control of Manufacture.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress their studies by ladder approach into a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at LIT or other programmes in Ireland and abroad.

What are the career prospects?

The programme is taught with a practical, hands-on approach, giving you the skills needed for today’s employment market.