Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Engineering (Common Entry)

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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.

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Engineers are concerned with developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics and scientific knowledge while considering technical constraints. On entry into the Engineering programme, four different Bachelor degree course options will be open to you as follows:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Design and
  • Manufacture Engineering 

In Semester 1 you will study modules in areas of Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Chemistry for Engineers and Computing. By the end of the first semester you will have a basic understanding of the core areas of engineering which will help you in making your choice of engineering programme.


 
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The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BE course chosen by you. Typical career areas include:

Biomedical Engineering: Medical Device Design, Manufacture of Medical Devices. Design of New Products including medical implants and surgical instruments, Biomaterials Development.

Mechanical Engineering: Engineering component design, Design and Control of Energy Utilisation Equipment, Safety and Reliability, Automobile Design, Materials Development, Mechanical Design in Aerospace, Biomedical, ICT, Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Gas turbine design.

Civil Engineering: Civil/Structural Engineer, Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Traffic/Motorway Engineer.

Design and Manufacture Engineering Mechanical Design for Biomedical, ICT Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Project Management, Materials and Structural Analysis, Consultancy, Design Engineering, Quality Engineer, Automation Engineer, Computer Aided Engineering.



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