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Engineer - Carbon

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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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DT302
Business Analytics

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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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“Business analytics” is about the conversion of business data into valuable information through the use of statistical techniques and advanced software. Combining such analysis with intuition can provide insights to businesses and public sector organisations for the achievement of their respective objectives. “Big Data” refers to the storage and analysis of datasets that are so large and complex that they become difficult to process through standard database management tools. Big Data is associated with the massive amounts of data that are now being generated in business and in other fields, often in real time, through for example: information sensing mobile devices, radio frequency identification readers and wireless sensor networks.

This programme provides a strong foundation in empirical Business Analytics grounded in theory and applied in practice. The aim of the programme is to produce a professional capable of providing the business analytics expertise required by organisations to strengthen their strategic decision making processes and to produce a graduate with interpersonal and leadership qualities, underpinned by sound technical and business knowledge by using a range of learning approaches throughout the programme.

Technical skills include a high level of proficiency in Software Development & Programming, Database Systems, Quantitative and Statistical Analysis and Business Intelligence. Communication Skills, Project Management and Work Placement all enhance the individual’s personal development, while Sales/Marketing, Strategic Information Systems and Principles of Management provide a framework for workplace effectiveness.

Work placement is an integral part of the programme. All students are encouraged to participate in a work placement in year 3 of the programme.


 
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It is estimated that data collected and generated by companies and governments is growing by approximately 40% per year. Global companies that leverage this data smartly have created significant value; estimates suggest c.4% higher productivity, c.6% higher profitability, and up to 50% greater market share.

It is also estimated that within the European public sector, there is $250 billion annual value in correctly applying new data technologies to government functions. In the US alone, it is estimated that there will be unmet demand in 5 to 10 years of 140,000 – 190,000 analysts and 1.5 million data-savvy managers.



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