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Preliminary Engineering

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Preliminary Engineering

FETAC Award (Level 5 – 5M2061)


This course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Engineering, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education.


Students who pass all modules including course practical work (the pass mark in each subject is 50%) will be eligible to enter the following Level 7 degree courses in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT):


DT002 - Engineering Systems Maintenance

DT003 - Automation Engineering

DT004 - Civil Engineering

DT005 - Building Services Engineering

DT006 - Mechanical Engineering

DT008 - Electronics & Communications Engineering

DT009 - Electrical & Control Systems

DT010 - Electrical Services Engineering

DT011- Aviation Technology


In addition, students will also be prepared for a Maths Exam set annually by DIT. Students can gain entry to the following Level 8 degree courses in DIT with a pass in this exam and five distinctions along with their FETAC award:


DT025 - Engineering (common entry)

DT028 - Transport Technology

DT021 - Electronic Engineering

DT081 - Computer Engineering


Course Content

Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, Materials Science, Engineering Workshop Processes, Computer Aided Draughting (2D), Work Experience, Communications.



FETAC Level 5


1 Year


Leaving Certificate (minimum Mathematics Grade of D3 in Ordinary Level) and interview. Mature students welcome.



Students who meet the entry criteria explained will gain entry to the named courses by way of a Round Zero offer from the CAO.

Course Charges

Year 1: €595*

* includes €200 Govt. charge

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