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“I did not want to travel across the country to college for a course that I was not sure about”, a student’s perspective on the benefits of completing a one-year course at Monaghan Institute

Niall McPhillips recently graduated from the QQI Level 5 Engineering programme at Monaghan Institute and here he explains why he chose to complete a one-year award rather than progress directly to Higher Education after he completed his Leaving Certificate.

“I found out about the Engineering Technology course at Monaghan Institute though advertisements for the college around Monaghan town and on social media. I then decided to research what MI had to offer in the engineering field as that was the area I was thinking of pursuing after my Leaving Certificate.

I was not completely sure if engineering was the course for me and I did not want to travel across the country to college for a course that I was not sure about, so I felt that studying a one-year Engineering course at Monaghan Institute was the best thing to do.

The course had many different aspects that I enjoyed like the practical projects completed, and it also offered me the chance to complete subjects which were not available at school like Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design. By the end of the course, I had learned so many new skills which are a great foundation for my future studies. This course has helped me to decide that I want to go on to become a Mechanical Engineer and I hope to progress on to ATU Sligo in September.”

Do you want to pursue a career in Engineering? If so, this course offers you a steppingstone to begin an exciting and lucrative career. There will always be a demand for skilled engineers in many different fields such as consulting, manufacturing, or research and development.

The QQI Engineering course at Monaghan Institute offers practical skills in Engineering principles and processes including machining, precision measurement, laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining and bench fitting, along with the theoretical knowledge of machining processes with an emphasis on safe work practices.

Apply today to study with us at Monaghan Institute this September, to kick start your progression to completing a degree course and career. We welcome Leaving Certificate students and mature candidates returning to education. Browse all our 2022 Courses now.