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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 John Traynor from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
|This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.|
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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.
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.
The course encompasses topics such as thermal performance of buildings, human comfort, external climate, air conditioning and ventilation design, heating systems, hot and cold water, electrical power and distribution, and renewable energy systems. It covers the fundamentals of Building Services Design. Students need a firm grounding in the fundamentals of engineering science before they can undertake engineering design. First year is structured to deliver these fundamentals through a range of modules such as Thermofluids, Mechanics, and Electrical Principles. It is essential that engineers can communicate their ideas and designs effectively. These practical skills are developed in the Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork module, and the Computer Aided Design (CAD) module.
|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.
Graduates also join Mechanical and Electrical Contracting companies. These companies are responsible for the installation, testing, and handover of building services systems. Graduates would typically start as an assistant to a senior site engineer. They learn the project management skills necessary to run a multimillion euro project including planning a project over a year, purchasing of main plant (boilers, pumps, air handling units, transformers etc.) and solving day to day engineering problems associated with installing large piping, ducting and electrical systems, liaising with architects, structural engineers and clients. These engineers can progress quickly to Project Managers responsible for all aspects of the project (financial and technical).
|CIT Open Day - Bishopstown Campus - Cork Institute of Technology|
|Cork Institute of Technology|
|CIT survey finds 9 percent of 2015 graduates in employment or study|
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
|Town Planning Support|
|Landscape Architect / Designer|
|Engineer - Automation|
|Engineer - Computer Hardware|
|Engineer - Electrical|
|Engineer - Electrical Control|
|Engineer - Electronic|
|Engineer - Energy|
|Engineer - Mechatronics|
|Engineer - Photonics|
|Engineer - Software|
|Engineer - Structural|
|Engineer - Telecommunications|
|Process Development Scientist|
|Carpenter / Joiner|
|Electrical Power Plant Operator|
|Engineer - Building Services|
|Engineer - Civil|
|Engineer - Design & Development|
|Engineer - Marine|
|Production Manager - Engineering|
|Surveyor - Construction / Building|