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.

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Jason Ruane

Computer Programmer

Intel

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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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DN511
English

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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 degree is for you if you are enthusiastic reader, talker and writer and love literature. It is a Single Honours Degree.

In studying English you explore a wide range of literature from around the world, from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary times. Students choose from around 60 modules and are encouraged to explore fiction, poetry and drama as well as learning how the study of literature intersects with questions of gender, politics and cultural theory.

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.
English may be studied as a Joint Honours Degree (DN500) or as a Single Honours Degree (DN511)


 
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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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There are  opportunities for students to pursue part of their studies abroad in a partner university.

Graduates in English have found employment as writers and dramatists and in areas including:

- Journalism and broadcasting
- Research and administration
- Civil service
- Education
- Business
- Advertising
- Public relations
- Tourism.





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