Higher Certificate in Applied Engineering

Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
18 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The aim of this 2-year Higher Certificate course is to develop graduates who have the technical skills to assist in a variety of engineering, manufacturing and construction activities and who have the capability to carry out skilled technical-level activities under supervision. Students on the programme will cover a broad spectrum of Engineering Technology including, but not limited to elements of carpentry and joinery, plumbing, electrical and motor/mechanical trades, common engineering materials and basic manufacturing processes and techniques

Important notice about this course

 

The aim of the course is to develop graduates who have the technical skills to assist in a variety of engineering, manufacturing and construction activities and who have the capability to carry out skilled technical-level activities under supervision. They shall also be able to communicate design, specification and production requirements between clients and other professionals within their industry.

Students on the course will cover a broad spectrum of Engineering Technology including, but not limited to elements of carpentry and joinery, plumbing, electrical and motor/mechanical trades, common engineering materials and basic manufacturing processes and techniques, giving them a broad range of skills whilst not being specialised in any one particular area.

The course will enable advanced access for learners who demonstrate an interest and capacity to more advanced Engineering courses within DkIT and elsewhere.

Please note that Graduates will not be qualified as tradespersons.

Students will cover the following modules:

YEAR 1 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 1 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:

(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

(Group Elective 1 for entry to Civil and Construction Technology/ Building Surveying)

(Group Elective 2 (for entry to Mechanical Engineering))

Graduates of the course will have a broad range of technical skills and knowledge of the manufacturing and construction industries.

They will also find employment in other sectors which require good applied and technical skills and in roles such as general maintenance, hardware retail, and technical sales representatives.

Possible careers include manufacturing industry, construction, technical sales, site supervision and control.

On completion of the programme graduates may apply for advanced access to existing and proposed Level 7 programmes in the School of Engineering such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Technology and Building Surveying.

Please find information on fees and funding here

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

  • Five Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
      • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
      • AND English Grade O6 or H7
      • OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • One subject at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C or better)
        • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass,Merit or Distinction).
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Simon O’Neill (Head of Department of Engineering Trade)
Phone: +353 42 9370276
Email: simon.oneill@dkit.ie

Course ID DK640
Level 6
Duration 2 Years
Places 18
School School of Engineering
Department Engineering Trades and Civil Engineering
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK640.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.