Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus


Course Name Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW548
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BEng (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7
Maths: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics
A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
IT Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be used in place of a si...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Revised Scoring for QQI-FET Awards
The maximum possible points awarded through QQI-FET is 390. The scoring system only applies where all of the requirements for the major award are met i.e. where the named component awards specified have been achiev...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed

Mature Student Applicants
Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants wil...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Graduates with a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 and graduates with a relevant Higher Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3.

Non-Standard Applications
Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifi...

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Number of Places 22
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2019/20Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2020/21.

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contri...

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Financial Support

Expand+Grant Information
All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diverse of the engineering disciplines. It deals with the design and manufacture of everything from small individual parts and devices like the inkjet nozzle to large systems...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What subjects will I study?
Year 1
Mandatory Subjects
• Mechanics of Machines 1
• Technical Graphics 1
• Electrical Science
• Mechanical Workshop
• Plant Engineering
• Mathematics 1
• Technical Communications
• Energy Techno...


Expand+Special features of this course
• 50% class time on practical exercises in laboratories and workshops.

• Students of this course have been very successful in the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award, winning three times an...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Mechanical engineers work in a diverse range of industries including: automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, computers and electronics, microelectromechanical systems, energy conversion, environmen...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Joe Dillane
BEng (Hons), MBS, CEng, MIEI, MA, T&L
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 310
2018 330
2017 301