Engineering is a “hands-on” subject, which involves working with metals and studying topics such as mechanical engineering materials, processes and technological applications.
Examination of the subject has three components; a practical exam, (allocated 25% of the overall marks), a student project (allocated 25% of the overall marks) and a theory-based examination sat in June, as part of the main timetabled Leaving Certificate examinations.
This is an excellent subject for a practically-minded student who has a keen interest in buildings. The theory is not complex and relates to examples taken from everyday life. Having studied Metalwork at Junior Certificate level is an advantage but is not necessary. This is a very achievable course to cover in one year.
Engineering is also a popular choice for students as an extra subject.
Complementary Subjects: Construction, Design and Communication Graphics, Technology.
At Hewitt College, we are finalising our roadmap to safely guide our students on their Leaving Certificate journey.
For the coming academic year, no external student will be admitted to Hewitt College during the school week.
– Weekend Supervised Study: These facilities are available to external students on Saturday and Sunday, from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Availability at Hewitt College
- Full Time
- Leaving Cert Engineering: Higher
Our Leaving Cert Programme has full time 4th Year, 5th Year and 6th Year classes, and includes Engineering as a core subject.