St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Engineering

Engineering

Junior Certificate Engineering

Teachers
Martin Cleary
David Monaghan
Johnny Coen

Junior Engineering (Materials Technology Metal - Metalwork) is the perfect introduction for Junior Cert. Students to the world of engineering. It allows students to develop all the basic practical knowledge and skills necessary to manufacture a broad range of engineering components and products.

As well as an introduction to design
students learn the basics of:

Mettalurgy
Materials Science
Handtools and Equipment
Measurement
Machining
CNC Machining
Joining of Materials
Health & Safety ( Good Workshop Practice)

With both theory and practical elements to the examination, the student will get a great opportunity to show their talents. With the completion and part design of a Final Project, students find Junior Engineering to be a very motivating and rewarding subject, opening their eyes to the world of engineering at Leaving Certificate level and beyond.

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Leaving Certificate Engineering

Teachers:
Martin Cleary
David Monaghan
Johnny Coen

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
CAD/CAM
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.

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Loughrea student is Ireland’s top Engineer for 2017

St. Brigid’s College student, Adam Fahey, from Kilchreest has earned the distinction of being named the top Leaving Certificate Engineering student in Ireland for 2017, as decided by the State Examinations Commission. Adam has achieved this honour due to his performance across all three elements of the Leaving Certificate examination for higher level engineering students.

As well as an extensive practical examination, Leaving Cert. engineering students this year had to design, model and manufacture their own unique concept for a Search and Rescue Helicopter, followed in June by the completion of a written examination in materials science, polymer technology, advanced machining, thermal joining, robotics, automation & control and general engineering principles.

As well as his award for the top engineering student in the country, which he will receive at the Engineering Technology Teachers National Awards Ceremony in Letterkenny on November 18th, Adam has previously experienced engineering success on the world stage with his school. In 2016, he was team manager of a group of six students from St. Brigid’s who represented Ireland at the Formula 1 in Schools World Finals in Austin Texas, where they had the distinction of winning a prestigious engineering award, fending off competition from over fifty different countries.

Adam studied engineering at St. Brigid’s College under the guidance of his engineering teacher, Mr. Johnny Coen, and he has become the sixth student from the school to achieve the top result nationally in either Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate Engineering over the past eight years. Adam also commenced his undergraduate studies in Engineering at NUI Galway last September and he has since been accepted to join the colleges Energy Efficient Car team who will compete at the Shell Eco-Marathon in London next Summer.

Events
Dec
17 2018
First Aid Training
Dec
17 2018
Christmas Carol Service
Dec
18 2018
First Aid Training
Dec
20 2018
TY's - Ice Skating / Christmas Market
13-Dec-2018
in the Abbey Church, Loughrea.
12-Dec-2018
St. Brigid's, Loughrea win All Ireland Senior B Boys Volleyball Final in UCD today
12-Dec-2018
St. Brigid's, Loughrea win All Ireland Senior A Boys Volleyball Final in UCD today
07-Dec-2018
Well done to all TY's involved
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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