Leaving Cert Engineering Prescribed Topic 2023
This year’s Leaving Certificate Engineering Prescribed Topic focuses on the “Basic principles and applications of Extended Reality (XR)”. The REEdI Team have prepared a comprehensive document to support Leaving Certificate Engineering students with this topic. The team have also arranged a number of in-person workshops to assist students in an exam focused yet fun and engaging way.
REEdI and Extended Reality (XR)
MTU Kerry Campus host Irelands premier 180-degree curved screen immersive training and education environment. We also have established ourselves as a centre of excellence for the use of XR technology; not only in undergraduate engineering education, but also as part of training and development of staff in the workplace.
Our Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering student engineers at MTU Kerry Campus get to experience first-hand these emerging technologies. They use virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies as standard tools throughout the modules they study on the programme. Every student on this programme gets an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset to allow them to work on engineering projects in VR anytime, anywhere.
Our student engineers also have access to Microsoft HoloLens AR glasses. They are currently using the HoloLens to improve and streamline mock production processes as part of a module called “production engineering”, which they study in Semester 2 on the programme.
Leaving Certificate Engineering Prescribed Topic Workshops
These workshop covers the “Basic principles and applications of Extended reality (XR)”in an exam focused but yet fun and engaging way. The workshop includes a tour and demonstration of the XR technology in our state of the art virtual reality suite, at MTU Kerry Campus. Extended reality is the 2023 prescribed topic for the Leaving Certificate Engineering exam, to that end the target audience for the workshop is 2023 Leaving Certificate Engineering students.
The REEdI Team will be providing in-person and online workshops to assist Leaving Certificate Engineering Students with the prescribed topic.
- 4th May 2023
- 11th May 2023
Workshops are from 5pm – 7pm each evening
BEng (Hons) In Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Student engineers that graduate with a REEdI Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from MTU Kerry Campus will be perfectly placed to become engineers of the future for Ireland’s manufacturing sector. Our engineers have two years industry experience before they even graduate!