Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Field of Study

    Combined,Electricity and energy,Mechanics and metal work

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

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Mechanical Engineering at IT TallaghtThis programme provides a sound introduction to engineering principles.

Students walk the engineering road with experts and experience at first hand the challenges and the successes of the engineering world.

The students begin to learn the language of engineers and begin to think like engineers. It’s a great beginning.

This programme is firmly rooted in the mechanical engineering industry. In the laboratories students face real issues, their preparation and training equips them for jobs in industry.


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With the award of Higher Certificate students choose from a wide variety of jobs, particularly in the technician and maintenance fields.

Students who progress to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mechanical Engineering will undertake studies in engineering analysis, design, manufacture and maintenance.

Their training is focused on complex equipment like computers, medical devices, robots and consumer products.

The final stage on the progression ladder which began with the Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is to achieve the Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mechanical Engineering.

The emphasis here is on design, analysis and manufacturing which ITT Dublin’s Mechanical Engineering Department has exceptional expertise in.

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Course Code: TA203 - Level 6
Higher Certificate in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Length of Course: 2 years
Mature students welcome

Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Grade O6/H7 or better in 4 ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish and Maths. Pass in Foundation Level Irish (F3) is acceptable for this course. Pass in Ordinary Level Maths (O5) or higher.

Summary -  4O6/H7 - Irish (F3), Maths (O5)

2018 CAO points : 207 (round1) 

QQI/FET (formally FETAC) Entry Requirements 

Essential Major Awards - Any

Essential Component Awards- C20174, C20175, C20139, 5N1833, 6N3395, 5N16654, 5N2066, 5N18396, B20029, 6N3395, 5N16654 or O5/H7 in LCE Maths


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Career Opportunities

This course targets jobs in the mechanical and manufacturing engineering industry.
There are plenty of opportunities for jobs, progress and promotion.

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How To Apply

Further Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Diarmuid Rush (Head of Department)
+ 353 1 4042502 / email

Department phone extensions:
+ 353 1 4042503 / 2500 / 2702 / 251  - Fax: + 353 1 4042504

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Links Scheme
Any full FETAC (NCVA) Level 5/6 Award provided it contains one of the following in the award:
C20174 Maths for Engineering, C20175 Maths for Computing, C20139 Maths


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