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AGRICULTURAL MECHANISATION HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING


LC284 What is the programme about?


This programme provides students with education and training to work within the area of Agricultural Technology. The focus of this programme is firmly on the provision of skilled technicians for the farm machinery industry in Ireland.


The subject matter includes tractor engineering and workshop process, machinery operation, electrical and electronic technology, administration and management, engineering science and mathematics, engineering drawing and CAD and computer studies, project and industrial placement together with a high degree of personal and practical skills. Students will be taught a mix of technology, practical, academic, administrative and managerial modules which will prepare them to carry out complex diagnostics and repairs of modern machinery and to be receptive to future technological developments to take advantage of vacancies that will arise within the industry.


The programme has a high practical content with the inclusion of a 33 week work placement in approved training locations such as main garages, contractors and fabricators. Students will also have the opportunity to complete the work placement abroad. The placement will give students the job skills necessary for today’s employment market.


This programme is run in conjunction with the Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick. In Year 1, 4 days are delivered in Pallaskenry with 1 day attendance on LIT’s Moylish Park campus in Limerick. In Year 2, 3 days are delivered in Pallaskenry and 2 days in LIT.


NOTE: Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick (SACP) charge a separate additional fee to students on programme LC284 to cover the cost of Food, Materials (and if availed of Accommodation) at Pallaskenry. For details please contact SACP at 061 393100 or see: www.pallaskenry.com


Who is the programme suited to?


The programme is suited to those with an interest in understanding and learning about agricultural machinery. The programme has a good balance of theory and practical and is suited to those people who prefer “hands-on” work and who want to be able to maintain and operate farm machinery.


Modules


Year 1: Introduction to Tractor Engineering & Workshop Processes, Introduction to Electrical & Electronic Technology, Machinery Operations, Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Science, Computer Applications including CAD, Project.


Year 2: Industrial Placement, Intermediate Tractor Engineering, Intermediate Electrical & Electronic Technology, Business Management, Workshop Administration, Computing Agricultural Engineering, Intermediate Agricultural Engineering.


What can I do after the programme?


Graduates of the programme can progress to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Road Transport Technology and Management degree at LIT or abroad (Harper Adams, Reaseheath), Trades. Employment opportunities include Machinery Dealerships, Machinery Importers, Machinery Manufacturers, Agricultural Contractors, Heavy Plant Operators.


Class Contact Hours


Programme Code LC284


Programme Level Level 6


CAO Points 2015 295


Duration 2 years


9 hours of class, 18 hours of practical per week.


Location: Pallaskenry & Moylish Campus, Limerick


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): 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.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


> 146 Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Mr. Michael Ryan, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 393100 Email: pallaskenryengineering@lit.ie Web: www.pallaskenry.com Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC284


FTMTA companies: www.ftmta.ie


Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


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