Engineering Technology and Robotics

Course Aim

Engineers are the innovators and problem solvers of the modern era. From simple structures the complex, a door handle to a supercar an engineer has been involved from concept design to production. This course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to enter employment at apprenticeship level or progress onto professional engineering programmes at various universities and Institutes of Technology.


Course Modules

  • Electronics with Robotics
  • Parametric CAD
  • Maths For STEM
  • Mechanics
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Engineering Theory
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Safe Pass Training



5M2061 QQI Level 5 Engineering Technology

Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

DkIT | Engineering – Common Entry | Level 8
DkIT | Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical & Electronic Systems | Level 7
DkIT | Construction Management | Level 8
TU Dublin | Engineering – General Entry| Level 8
TU Dublin | Civil Engineering | Level 7
DkIT | Architectural Technology | Level 7


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Engineering Machine Operative | Engineering Technician – Civil | Engineering Technician – Electrical | Engineering Technician – Mechanical | Engineering Craft Machinist | Building Services Engineering Technician | Agricultural Technician |Advanced Manufacturing Technician


The year spent in Ó Fiaich Institute was excellent preparation and provided me with the knowledge, skills and confidence to continue my studies at Level 8.  The course content was varied, exciting and challenging.  I have since progressed to study Level 8 Mechanical Engineering in DkIT.  As a mature student, the Engineering Technology course was the perfect spring board.

E Mc Cluskey,
E Mc Cluskey,
Engineering Technology Graduate, 2018

I studied Engineering Technology at OFI Dundalk. I chose it as it was a way of seeing which type of engineering I wanted to do in the future. The thing I found most enjoyable was the workshop classes. Doing a PLC course has really helped me, it was a path to see if I wanted to do mechanical or aviation studies.

Chris Carey,,
Chris Carey,,
Engineering Technology Graduate, 2020

2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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