Enniscorthy Community College of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology

This course is aimed at student who have completed the leaving certificate, leaving certificate applied, leaving certificate vocational programme and mature students with an interest in engineering with suitable candidates being selected by interview, in September. The aim of this course is to give students a wide range of experience within the engineering sectors and to prepare students for entry into third level education, apprenticeships, and the world of work.

Course Code: 5M2061

Course Director: Dermot Marley

Certification: QQI Level 5

Duration: 1 year full time

Work placement

Students will spend two weeks working in industry. They will gain invaluable first-hand experience in an industrial environment. Work experience will also provide them with more clearly defined career path and options

Career Prospects

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrician/Electrical Engineer
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Electronic Technician
  • Fitter Apprenticeship
  • Computer Aided Design/ Product Design
  • Welding and Fabrication Apprenticeship

Career Progression

Students who participate in this course are eligible to apply for apprenticeships or go directly into the workforce. Those students who successfully complete the course can gain entry to third level education by an alternative route known as the higher education links scheme, whereby the students can gain entry to specific courses in the institute of technology, using their QQI examination results instead of their leaving certificate results.

Higher Education Progression

Engineering link programmes with Waterford Institute of Technology:

Candidates must present having completed the full designated QQI award including a Mathematics module to be eligible for the following engineering link programmes with Waterford institute of technology:

  • WD010 higher certificate in engineering in electronic engineering Year 1
  • WD011 higher certificate in engineering in mechanical engineering Year 1
  • WD040 higher certificate in engineering in building services Year 1
  • WD085 BEng (h) mechanical manufacturing engineering Year 1
  • WD171 BEng (h) sustainable energy engineering Year 1
  • WD182 BEng in electrical engineering Year 1
  • Construction management & engineering level 8
  • WD139 BEng in civil engineering level 7

NOTE: A number of former students have been accepted onto courses in Carlow IT on the basis of their results in the Engineering Technology QQI Level 5 course.

Programme of Study

  • Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
  • Electronics 5N1605
  • Engineering Drawing 5N1607
  • Mathematics 5N1833
  • Engineering Workshop Theory 5N2136
  • Mechanics 5N1638
  • Computer Aided Draughting 5N1604
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Introduction to Pneumatic Systems
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machining
  • Introduction to Welding Processes

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving certificate, (or equivalent), or over 18.

No requirements for over 23’s

All our PLC courses are available to people who are VTOS eligible. VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education while retaining their benefits.


There is a Student Service Contribution of €50 which is non refundable.

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