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  Peter LaComber
Skills - organisation and attention to detail Interests - all things technical Education - basic engineering foundation course (degree or similar)
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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CK600 EEE
Engineering (Electrical & Electronic 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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4 Years
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a four-year professional engineering course designed to prepare you for employment in the electrical and electronic sectors in Ireland and abroad. It has a broad-based curriculum with strong practical content, including a five-month work placement. It has an excellent record for graduate employment.

The first two years of the course will develop your scientific knowledge, especially in mathematics, physics and the fundamental electrical signal concepts. 


 
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The course incorporates a six-month industrial placement and graduates can become Chartered Engineers, after completing the required amount of extra academic courses and/or professional practice.


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CK600 EEE - Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
UCC (NUI)

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CK600 EEE - Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
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The BE Hons (Electrical and Electronic) degree is recognised internationally and our graduates have developed successful careers within the electrical, electronic and energy engineering industries and beyond.

While a degree in electrical and electronic engineering acts as a starting point to a career as a professional engineer, the skills acquired during this course are appreciated by a range of employers, offering you the possibility of embarking on a career in many other areas, including computing, management consultancy, the finance industry, and scientific and engineering research.



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