Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY608
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Six O6/H7
Maths O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7
At least two H5

Results from Bunleibhéal Gaeilge do not meet the entry requirements.

Foundation Maths
Foundation maths at and above grade F2 (80%) will meet t...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 40
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content Is this Programme for Me?
The need for mechanical engineers in Ireland and the UK has remained a constant in recent years. This programme will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of a wide range of mechanical systems. This programme will enable successful graduates to progress to employment within industry.
Subjects Taught

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Year 1
Semester 1
• Mathematics 1 (M)
• Engineering Science (M)
• Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (M)
• Introduction to Electronics (M)
• Engineering Technology & Drawing 1 (M)

Semester 2
• Mathematics 2 (M)
• El...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Manufacturing
• Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Graduate careers typically include:
• Medical Device Engineer
• Product & Process Design
• Electronic Component Manufacturing
• Facilities Engineering
• Maintenance Engineering and Energy System

Follow-on courses
• Masters degree (by research) at LYIT
• Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6406 / 6410
Head of Department: Dr. Jim Morrison
Telephone: (074) 918 6401
Points History
Year Points
2018 300