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GA982
Furniture and Wood Technology (Letterfrack)

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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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In the first two years of this very applied degree, students spend a considerable amount of time in the workshop learning to produce a variety of projects to a very high standard, guided by experienced and knowledgeable lecturers. Initially focusing on hand and power tools, soon students acquire knowledge and skills to operate CNC technology, laser equipment, digital manufacturing and even robotics. Students also learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and can apply those tools using state of the art equipment in our dedicated machinehalls and computer laboratories.

All students undertake a twenty-week full time Work Placement in third year in industry. GMIT Letterfrack has developed an international network of companies and students can choose to work in the USA, UK and elsewhere in Europe. This is always a fantastic learning experience for students.

In fourth year of the honours degree students acquire professional skills enabling them to work at higher levels within companies and students learn the relevance of lean manufacturing, developing an appreciation of cost management, estimating and project management. Student also undertake a research project in an rea of interest to them.


 
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Graduates are highly sought and all find employment in a variety of wood products, furniture manufacturing companies, in Ireland and overseas. Graduates work in wide range of companies specialising in furniture manufacturing, kitchen manufacture, architectural woodworking, and CAD engineering.

Career opportunities include product development, project management, estimating, CAD/CAM, operations management and process engineering. Graduates work at senior technical or management positions or sometimes go on to establish their own businesses. Progression opportunities exist to masters programmes within GMIT or elsewhere.



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