Agricultural Mechanisation - Pallaskenry Agricultural College & TUS Limerick Campus

TUS - Limerick Campuses

 

Course Name Agricultural Mechanisation - Pallaskenry Agricultural College & TUS Limerick Campus
Course Provider TUS - Limerick Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry , TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US651
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Duration 2 years. Class Contact Hours: 9 hours of class, 18 hours of practical per week.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Applicants are advised that those with a grade less than O4 in Ordinary level Mathematics may have difficulty coping with the mathematics content of this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Irish
Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement for all courses.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher i...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply for entry to Honours Degree (Level 8), Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses.

Points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:
Pass: 28 points Merit: 46 points Distinction: 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET/FETAC
TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE (LE...

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Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:

1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

Student Contribution Fee
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charge, which is se...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
This course provides students with education and training to work within the area of Agricultural Technology. The focus of this course is firmly on the provision of skilled technicians for the farm machinery industry in Ir...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Introduction to Tractor Engineering and Workshop Processes, Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Technology, Machinery Operations, Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Science, Computer Applications including CAD,...

Comment Other Information
• Work Placement
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Mature Applicants
• Location: Moylish Campus, Limerick & Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick.
Careers or Further Progression What can I do after this course?
Graduates of the course can progress to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering degree or to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Road Transport Technology and Management degree at TUS.

Employment opportunities include Machinery Dealerships, Machinery Importers, Machinery Manufacturers, Agricultural Contractors, Heavy Plant Operators, Trades.
Further Enquiries Mr. Colm Egan
Course Leader
Tel: 061 393100
Email: colm.egan@pallaskenry.com
FTMTA companies: www.ftmta.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2022 222
2021 192
2020 200