Welcome to the Engineering Department

Teachers

Mr. Michael Healy and Mr. Martin Killeen

Computer Machined school crest presented by LIT Engineering Dept.

Engineering success!

Gort Community School students Kieran Brady, Sean Walsh and Edel Killeen won regional awards from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association for their project work submitted for their State examinations in June 2012.

Kieran’s award was for his Leaving Certificate Project which involved the design and make a model of a Lunar Roving Vehicle and he went forward to represent the Galway/Mayo region in the national finals held that November.

Edel  and Sean  received awards for their Junior Cert. work coming first and second respectively. The project was a model vintage car.

Sean Walsh also had the distinction of being in the top 10 in the country, out of over 7000 students, for his overall Metalwork result in the State Examinations.


Welcome to all  new First Years! Engineering (Metalwork) is definitely the place to be when you start with us in Gort CS. First years make a wide variety of projects to expose them to all the basic engineering and metalworking skills and processes.

Students are given an introduction to processes such as Bench work, Machining, Computer Aided Machining, Soldering, Cutting Screw Threads, Plastics, Electronics and Decorative Finishing.

Some First Year projects!


Engineering – Metalwork (Junior Certificate)

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:

* Metallurgy

* Materials Science

* Handtools and Equipment

* Measurement

* Machining

* Computer Aided Design & 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.

 The Exam

Metalwork at Junior Certificate involves the completion of a practical project and practical exam prior to the written exam in June

Links:

www.etta.ie

All our Metalwork students are encouraged to do Higher Level at Junior Cert.

Junior Cycle Engineering is called Metalwork

Students busy at work in the Engineering Room

Engineering – Metalwork (Junior Certificate)

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:

* Metallurgy

* Materials Science

* Handtools and Equipment

* Measurement

* Machining

* Computer Aided Design & 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.

 The Exam

Metalwork at Junior Certificate involves the completion of a practical project and practical exam prior to the written exam in June


Leaving Cert Engineering

Engineering at Gort Community School

 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
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
  • Material Joining
  • Measurement and Inspection
  • 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.