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Rachel Berry

Pharmacist

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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AL712
Mechatronics

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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 will enable you to develop skills across a variety of boundaries to meet the needs of highly automated manufacturing in the 21st century.


AIT - Studying Mechatronics

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AL712 - Mechatronics
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AL712 - Mechatronics
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 or C20175 or 5N1833 or LC Maths

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Graduates of the Mechatronic engineering program can expect to find employment across a wide variety of areas including medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing, process control and robotics as well as in smaller indigenous companies involved in the design and development of innovative new products.



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