Engineering Technology

Organisation profile


  • Customised training programmes to meet the needs of employers
  • State of the art facilities for the delivery of training programmes
  • Recruitment services for local employers
  • Assessment and accreditation for National and International Examination bodies
  • Cavan Institute is a FETAC quality assured centre.

FETAC Awards at Cavan Institute

  • are Quality Assured
  • are Nationally and Internationally recognised

Training aim

This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Engineering. It is also of particular relevance to those who require a science subject or Mathematics to progress

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course students will have gained a theoretical understanding of, and acquired practical competencies in the following:

  • good work practices including adherence to health and safety in an engineering workshop environment
  • common measuring and inspection techniques used in the engineering industry
  • CNC programming
  • the properties of engineering materials and be aware of common machining methods
  • the use of a range of tools and equipment (e.g. milling machine, lathe)

Course outline

  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Engineering Workshop Theory
  • Materials Science
  • Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Information Technology Skills

Trainer's profile

All Trainers are recognised by Teaching council

Course duration

1 Year

Assessment & certification

  • FETAC Level 5
  • Award Code: CENGT

Who should attend

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • FETAC Level 4 Major Award
  • Mature Applicants


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