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Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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DT220
Industrial Mathematics

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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Industrial mathematics is an interesting and relevant branch of mathematics that studies the skills most desirable in the workplace. This programme is designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required to apply mathematical modelling and an analytical approach to real-world problems in industry.

Years 1 and 2 give a broad basis of subjects in applied and pure mathematics, statistics, and operational research. Introducing mathematical modelling and relevant topics in computing are also important features of years 1 and 2. Years 3 and 4 consist of advanced modules in mathematical modelling, financial mathematics, operations research and mathematical statistics. Many of these modules integrate industry relevant software.

Throughout the programme, there is an emphasis on laboratory-based work and problem-based learning via mathematical modelling, computer programming, computer applications, case studies and problem-solving, and the development of professional skills (e.g. communication skills, effective team-work strategies and project management).

The programme includes a six-month work placement during year 3 enabling students to experience a working environment and gain experience of using their analytical, problem solving and computer skills.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions which must include one from the following:
C20139
5N1833
C20174
C20175
5N0556
5S17694
5N0554
5N17782
5N18396

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This programme has been specifically designed to address the need for highly-skilled, numerate, flexible graduates that are able to formulate and apply cutting-edge modelling and statistical analysis, and apply problem-solving techniques to real-world problems.

Mathematics graduates have a wide range of interesting careers available to them: e.g. in financial services, industrial R & D, medical statistics, teaching, software development, systems analysis, telecommunications, meteorology, civil service, environmental control & defence, economic & social research and a wide range of applied technologies.

Graduates will have developed a capacity for independent study and be in a good position to progress to postgraduate study and research



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