Engineering in general is one of the most integral and fast moving facets of modern life. To choose a career in the epicentre of such an interesting and dynamic field must be an exciting prospect for any student.

Engineering Technology at Leaving Cert. gives students a firm grounding in all the main engineering principles:

  • Materials Science
  • Polymer Technology
  • Machining
  • Material Joining
  • Measurement and Inspection
  • Applied Dynamics
  • Design
  • Health and Safety

Students of Engineering will use a unique range of skills in the design and production of a project to meet a specified design brief. This project, allied with a practical skills test and a final written paper on engineering theory make Engineering Technology a very diverse, interesting and challenging subject. It will allow a student to develop a true appreciation for the world of Engineering and provide them with an introduction to Engineering at third level and a possible career in one of the many facets of the subject.

This subject is examined at Ordinary and Higher level.
Examination: This is completed in three parts:

  • Written Examination Paper= 50%
  • Project Work = 25%
  • Practical = 25%