Engineering Technology with Electronics (in conjunction with I.T. Tallaght)

Level 5 QQI Award


One Year


Engineering is transforming how we live, work and study. Engineering is a highly diversified and exciting profession with a wide range of specialisms emerging as new technologies, business models and engineering challenges develop. From life-saving biomedical technology to energy-efficient housing, engineers are developing innovative solutions for the benefit of society. Today's engineering students will have the opportunity to work on technologies that have not yet been invented. For those who wish to embark on a career in engineering this innovative course will prepare participants for entry into third level, through a range of practical and theoretical subjects.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate Established/ LCVP
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Relevant QQI Level 4 Award
  • Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Engineering Workshop Theory
  • Communications
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Control Systems
  • Electronics
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Word Processing
  • Modules are subject to change
Module Information

Module Information

Engineering Technology with Electronics

Level 5 QQI  Award Engineering Technology (5M2061)

Course Content (Module Names and Codes) 



1. Work Experience W20008

Prepare for work placement under supervision [80 hours, under supervision, each student provides their own work placement]. The collection of work also comprises Job Search Records/Skills Audit and Learning Goals, a Learner Report Diary and a Supervisor’s Report (from the work placement) and a Vocational Sector Profile.

Assessment: Collection of Work,  Skills Demonstration.


2. Mathematics C20139

Acquire mathematical skills in problem solving and mathematical investigations in the following areas: mathematical modelling, statistics and probability, graphing functions, differential and integral calculus, complex numbers and trigonometry.

Assessment:  Two assignments (30% each)  Examination (40%).


3. Communications G20001

Communications level 5 will help students to develop an awareness of the essential role played by communication in human interaction; to acquire communication skills relevant to vocational and personal development, understand the communicative principles and practices involved in gathering and relaying information, to acquire the skills and confidence to convey and interpret meaning, in writing, orally and visually, develop a critical awareness of communications messages and media, explore the use of modern communication and information technology, and its application in personal and vocational life.

Assessment:  Skills Demonstrations (50%)  Written Assignments (50%).


  • Level 5 QQI Award Engineering Technology (5M2061)
  • CompTIA Certification (Optional)

Special Features

This course is delivered through a blended learning approach which is a combination of classroom and online learning.

Modules are subject to change. 

The Engineering Workshop Processes module is held one day per week in I.T. Tallaght. Transport for this will be provided by the college

Additional Information


The following techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:

  • Student Record
  • Collection of Work
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Assignment
  • Examinations (written)
  • Project

Progression Opportunities

DFEi: Graduates may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development and Networking
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at both Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Progression Examples

BEng in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (TA215)

BEng in Electronic Engineering (TA216)

BEng in Mechanical Engineering (TA222)

BEng in Sustainable Energy Engineering (TA223)

Institute of Technology Tallaght

BEng Tech in Engineering (DT097)

BEng Tech Civil Engineering (DT004)

BEng Tech Electronics and Communications Engineering (DT008)

BTech Networking Technologies (DT080)

BEng Tech Mechanical Engineering (DT006)

Dublin Institute in Technology

BSc in Product Design (MH305)

Bsc in Robotics and Intelligent Devices (MH366)

National University of Ireland Maynooth

Career Paths

Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities such as: network support, software development, electronic service technician, test and repair technician, electronic and computer engineering, access control installation.

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Dalen Norey Gumpal

Dalen Gumpal, 2016 graduate. Now studying Computer Science in UCD
"In DFEi there is a very friendly athmosphere and the teachers go the extra mile to help you. I especially love the computer programming module as it practices critical…

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Dalen Norey Gumpal

Dalen Gumpal, 2016 graduate. Now studying Computer Science in UCD
"In DFEi there is a very friendly athmosphere and the teachers go the extra mile to help you. I especially love the computer programming module as it practices critical thinking. The course in DFEi has prepared me well for my degree studies in UCD."

Course Coordinator

Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson

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