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Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process

Intel

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  Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.

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DN201
Computer Science

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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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4 Years
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Computer science is the study of everything to do with computers, and how they can be used to solve practical problems. This course covers topics which span the theory of computation, software construction, hardware design, computer operating systems, and the application of computers. Starting with 2011 entry, a laboratory science subject will no longer be an entry requirement.


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

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0529  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks

Essential Module Requirements:
For CASLT/5M3807/CELTX/CITXX...
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 Mathematics or min HD3/OB3 LCE Maths

and 2 of the following 9 modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
C20012
C20013
C20016 or 5N1606
C20018 or 5N1774
C20033 or 5N2751
C20040 or 5N1638
C20048 or 5N1460

For CNSSX/6M5164...
5 Modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in 5 from the following 24 modules:
C20139 or 5N1833
C30143
C30149
B30028 or 6N4089
C20013
C20174
C20175
C30141
C30142
C30144
C30145
C30146
C30147 or 6N4785
C30148 or 6N2532
C30150
C30151
C30157
C30196
G30001 or 6N1950
L32163
L32164
L32434
N32773
N33029

Also, the qualification must include a distinction in
C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics or min HD3/OB3 LCE Maths.

For 5M0529...
The qualification must include distinctions in:

C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or 5N0556 or 5N18396 or min HD3/OB3 LCE Maths

and 2 of the following modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
C20012
C20013
C20016 or 5N1606
C20018 or 5N1774
C20033 or 5N2751
C20040 or 5N1638
C20048 or 5N1460
5N0541
5N2772

For 5M0536
Five Distinctions. The qualification must include a distinction in one of the following (or HD3/OB3 in LCE Maths) :
C20139 or 5N1833
C20174
C20175
5N0556
5N18396


and 2 of the following modules:
C20006/5N2746
C20011/5N2747
C20012
C20013
C20016/5N1606
C20018/5N1774
C20033/5N2751
C20040/5N1638
C20048/5N1460
5N0541
5N2772
5N0548
5N2929
5N2928


6M0695
Five Distinctions. The qualification must include a distinction in 6N3395 (or HD3/OB3 in LCE Maths) and 5 of the following modules:
6N3395
C30143
C30149
B30028
C20013
C20174
C20175
C30141
C30142
C30144
C30145
C30146
C30147
C30148
C30150
C30151
C30157
C30196
G30001
L32163
L32164
L32434
N32773
N33029
6N2093
6N1411
6N0735
6N0733

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High demand for graduates who have the skills to apply computer technology to the practical problems of business and industry. Careers include Software engineer/Computer programmer, Systems analysis and design.



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