Engineering Subject Information

Ardscoil Phádraig is one of only a small number of schools in the local area which offers Engineering as a subject option to Leaving Certificate Higher Level standard. Metalwork and Engineering offer students the opportunity to learn how to read and follow a technical drawing, how to shape cut and join a wide variety of materials, to use different tools and machines correctly and safely, how to write basic programmes to move mechanisms, along with developing knowledge of materials and process.

Students will also have the opportunity to design and manufacture a wide range of projects, from key tags, to bouncing jitterbugs to models of racing cars or tractors and many others in between. With an ever increasing array of employment opportunities in the Engineering sector, our excellent facilities in Ardscoil Phádraig allow students to develop the skills required to progress further in this area and to excel in the many career fields linked to engineering, should they wish to do so.