Technology will help you to solve many technological problems you may experience in your everyday life. This subject teaches you to think about a problem and then use your knowledge and skills to design a solution to that problem. It will also teach you skills in the use of basic tools and equipment. You will also be able to identify many different types of materials and have a basic understanding of electronic circuits and gear systems.

You will cover:

  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Mechanisms/Gears
  • Circuits
  • Technical Graphics
  • Sketching


Electronics is all around us. It is pervasive across all levels of society; in our day to day lives, in education, in medical science to name but a few. New technologies are continually emerging and being developed into products and services that we use and interact with. Within industry in Ireland, electronics plays a vital role as the basis for innovation, and sustaining competitiveness in the global marketplace.
The success of the Irish industry also depends on having a skilled and motivated work force. Young people studying electronics as a design & technology subject are learning skills that will hopefully drive them to follow electronics-related higher and further education paths or vocational paths. Young people will develop skills that are invaluable in other areas of their lives, such as communication and problem solving skills. The subject also gives them the opportunity to gain self confidence through the tangible successes they can achieve.

Interested in making an animated movie?

Are you a student in Ennis Community College & Gaelcholáiste an Chláir?

Do you want to be involved in making a movie?

Do you have an interest in writing, drawing, sketching, technology, animation software, voice overs, photography, comedy or you just want to be part of the team?

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