Awards
Higher Certificate
Programme Code: TA_EMECH_C
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Embedded Award:No
Department:Mechanical Engineering
CAO Code:
  1. TA203
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Can explain the relationship between core engineering topics and the technical design requirements for well defined engineering problems. Can specify appropriate ICT for communication purposes. Has knowledge of the basic elements of the design process and its role in engineering. Can identify appropriate ICT as it applies to solving well defined engineering problems. Has basic knowledge of management and business in the context of well defined industrial practices. Has knowledge of scientific principles pertaining to the understanding of well defined engineering problems. Has basic knowledge of current engineering practice and procedures in the context of routine engineering work, in the specific sub-field of engineering, including the need for codes of practice and health and safety regulations. Has knowledge of routine mathematical methods, for well- defined engineering problems, essential to mechanical engineering.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Understands the importance of communication skills in a business context. Has practical knowledge and understands the basic concepts of the information and communication technologies relevant to mechanical engineering. Understand how basic mathematical techniques/concepts apply to mechanical engineering. Can understand the underlying concepts of basic design techniques. Understands and can describe the role of the technician engineer in industry and business. Understands the fundamental concepts behind industry standard hardware and software systems and techniques as they apply to well defined engineering situations. Has knowledge of scientific concepts that enable and develop abstract thinking. Has knowledge of mathematical concepts that enable the development of abstract thinking. Has an awareness of the current operational practice and expectations of working within a well defined field of engineering, including codes of practice, the assessment of hazards, operational, health and safety and environmental issues.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Can present given data through a range of standard forms. Can use industry standard tools and techniques to produce contributions to the design and/or development process for well defined engineering problems. Has basic familiarity with common IT tools, such as word processor, spreadsheets, the web and e-mail. Can demonstrate core scientific knowledge in the solution of well defined engineering problems. Can use industry standard software tools to gather data, solve well defined engineering problems and display the result. Can apply and specify appropriate scientific techniques to solve well defined engineering problems, in mechanical engineering, and present the solution in an appropriate form. Can specify and formulate routine mathematical methods pertaining to the understanding of well defined engineering problems. Can manufacture and test simple engineering components, products and systems and contribute as part of a team to manufacture and test more complex components, products and systems. Can use test and measurement instrumentation appropriate to mechanical engineering. Can produce acceptable presentations of well defined technical and business information in a variety of ways. Can apply appropriate mathematical techniques to solve well defined problems in mechanical engineering and present the solution in an appropriate form. Can operate engineering equipment safely in order to solve well defined engineering problems.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)For well defined engineering problems,can collect data, identify trends, and present the data in graphical, tabular or text format. For well defined engineering problems, can estimate errors/accuracy of measurement. Can select appropriate mathematical techniques and assess the accuracy of proposed mathematical solutions to well defined engineering problems in the particular sub-field. For well defined engineering problems, identify problems and causes thereof and propose appropriate solutions. Can formulate a basic engineering problem in simple mathematical notation. Can understand the underlying concepts of design tool features and basic design techniques. For well defined engineering problems, select and use appropriate scientific principles to produce routine solutions to familiar engineering problems. For well defined engineering problems, can select and apply appropriate instrumentation and methodologies. Can identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks, with consideration for cost, quality, safety and environmental impact for well defined engineering problems. Has the ability to communicate well defined technical matters effectively to other technical personnel. For well defined engineering problems, can apply environmental health and safety regulations. For well defined engineering problems, can apply codes of practice and industry regulations. Can select design methodologies and execute a design modification to meet a specified requirement for well defined engineering problems. For well defined engineering problems, can identify and solve technical problems in mechanical engineering. Can apply basic standards when using design tools. Can utilise a range of common IT tools for communication purposes. Can integrate and apply core information technologies to solve well defined engineering problems.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)In the context of well defined engineering situations, can apply techniques understood by experts in mechanical engineering. In the context of well defined engineering situations, can understand the wider social, political, business and economic context within which engineering operates. In the context of well defined engineering situations, can work in a safe, ethical and environmentally sound manner. In the context of well defined engineering situations, can assist with the design process through implementing and developing a system component or process to meet specified needs. In the context of well defined engineering situations, can apply appropriate mathematical and scientific formulae and techniques to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Can communicate engineering problems, ideas and findings to other technically qualified personnel. Can work effectively with colleagues, clients, suppliers and the public. Can develop a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints. Can work under guidance within allocated responsibility. Can accept and exercise personal responsibility and allocate and supervise technical and other tasks. Can demonstrate an understanding of the need for high ethical standards in the practice of engineering, including the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards people and the environment. Can work effectively as an individual or as part of a team.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Demonstrates the capacity to undertake lifelong learning. Has an ability to pursue continuing professional development, including opportunities offered by their institution, employers etc, to ensure competence in mechanical engineering and at the level of future intended practice. Can, under guidance, identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gaining these attributes.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Recognises the impact of changes in the economy on the profession. Recognises the limitations of own knowledge, understanding and skills and knows when to draw on the higher level knowledge, understanding and skills of others in solving engineering problems. Understands the wider social, political, business and economic context within which engineering operates. Can form a view of the role of engineers in society.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
ENGR H1001 Engineering Graphics
ENSK H1001 Engineering Skills & Metrology
MAPR H1006 Materials & Processes1
ENSC H1001 Mechanical Science 1
MATH H1074 Technical Mathematics 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ELEP H1001 Electrical Practice
FLPC H1001 Fluid Power Control
MAPR H1003 Materials and Processes 2
ENSC H1002 Mechanical Science 2
MATH H1075 Technical Mathematics 2
WORK H1000 Workshop Practice & 3D Design
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
EPRI H2002 Electrical Principles
FLUI H2003 Fluid Mechanics 1
FLPS H1002 Fluid Power Systems
PROJ H2004 Group Project
MEST H2001 Mechanical Structures
MATH H2091 Technical Mathematics 3

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MEDY H2001 Machine Dynamics
OPQY H2001 Operations & Quality
ROBO H2001 Robotic Systems
SMOD H1000 Solid Modelling 1
MATH H2001 Technical Mathematics 4
THER H2001 Thermodynamics 1