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This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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WD182
Electrical Engineering

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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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3 Years
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This course is a three year level 7 degree in Electrical Engineering. The course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production, renewable technologies and energy policy and legislation.

The first year of the course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of maths, engineering science and technology that underpin the study of engineering. It will equip students with the knowledge required to undertake a more specific study of engineering in relation to electrical engineering in years two and three.

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WD182 - Electrical Engineering
Waterford IT

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WD182 - Electrical Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Graduates from this course may find employment in fields such as:
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Medical Technology
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Power Generation
- Renewable Energies
- Electrical Contracting

Filing roles such as:
- Electrical Technician
- Maintenance Technician
- Field Service Engineer
- Electrical Services Engineer



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