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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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DN500
Arts - Economics

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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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Economics is a social science which studies the distribution of resources in society, in the form of goods, services, and labour. It covers topics such as how we get incomes and spend them, how goods are priced, how banks function, and how consumers behave in different markets.

It is strongly recommended that you study Economics only if you have at least a grade O3/H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent. (H4 will be mandatory from 2018)


The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two chosen subjects on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In First Year of both programmes students also study an additional subject which they can drop at the end of the academic year.

Economics
 can be taken as a Single Honours Degree (DN510) or as a Joint Honours Degree (DN500).


 
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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.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism

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ECHSX/5M2154/ELESX/5M2073
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
G20001†or†5N0690

and 3 of the following 12 modules:
E20115†or†5N0762
E30106†or†6N2399
E30107†or†6N2401
E30108†or†6N2400
E30109†or†6N2404
E30110†or†6N2398
E20113†or†5N1296
G20022†or†5N1837
D20032†or†5N1279
E20124†or†5N4571
E20024†or†5N1444
E20013†or†5N2152

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5 modules at Distinction Grade.

EPJXX/5M2464
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
G20001†or†5N0690

and 4 of the following 16 modules:
E20008†or†5N1298
E20076†or†5N2443
B20004†or†5N1351
E20078†or†5N2435
G20022†or†5N1837
5N1405†or†N23004†or†L20043†or†L21757
G20031†or†5N1370
E20106†or†5N1623
E20107†or†5N1624
E20109†or†5N1626
E20171†or†5N1627
E20111†or†5N1628
E20178†or†5N1629
E20108†or†5N1630
E20110†or†5N1631
E20164†or†5N1632

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Student exchange within economics is possible with a number of specific universities.

Graduates with a degree in economics are well placed for a range of employment opportunities, and go into careers in banking, financial services, accountancy, economic consultancy or research, administration, journalism, teaching, or public relations.



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