Engineering is a “hands-on” subject, which involves working with tools and machinery on materials like metals, plastic and timber. 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. The final examination investigates topics such as material testing, heat treatment of metals, plastics, material joining, machining, and mechanisms. This is an excellent subject for a practically-minded student who has a keen interest in engineering. 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.
Grinds available on an individual basis.
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.