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3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

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Engineering

The consultation on the Background Paper and Brief for Leaving Certificate Engineering is now open

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Leaving Certificate engineering is the study of a wide range of mechanical engineering materials, processes and technological applications integrated with the acquisition of the manipulative skills and techniques necessary for practical resourcefulness, creativity and design realisation in the execution of work for students in the senior cycle of post-primary education. Students develop the skills and initiative in the planning, development and realisation of technological projects in a safe manner. There are two main areas of study: workshop processes, and materials and technology.

Engineering is assessed at two levels, Ordinary level and Higher level, by means of a written examination, a project and a practical examination.