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DN150
Engineering

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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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A degree in engineering will help students to develop problem solving and design skills based on maths and physics. This course is ideal for students who have enquiring minds and a desire to innovate and develop solutions to real problems.

This degree programme provides access to a wide range of options in engineering. After a largely common first year, you choose an area of specialisation. Later, you can choose further specialisations and alternative degrees (BSc, BE or ME) – exactly what is available depends on your area of specialisation.

Students choose from: Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical or Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Structural Engineering with Architecture.


 
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Length of Course: 4 Years (BE) or 3 Years (BSc) + 2 Years (ME)
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A world of opportunity awaits the Engineering graduate and with programmes that are professionally accredited there are also many international openings.

Careers in a variety of sectors inlcude: Energy/clean technology; Infrastructure; Healthcare; Food; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); Business; Research and Education.

Engineering graduates are equipped with a mindset and skills  that will be an asset to many employers. 

There are many postgraduate options available and all of the Masters' Programmes have an embedded internship element.



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Afra enjoyed Physics and Maths in her Leaving cert and went on to do Mechanical Engineering in University College Dublin. She followed up on an advertisement for jobs on the College noticeboard and was successful in getting a job with ESBI.
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Natasha Ibanez has a Bachelors of Engineering from UCD, where she specialised in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently working on a project in the Ukraine with Irish Cement, building a new cement line.
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After leaving school, Colm went to UCD to study Chemical Engineering, and then on to work with Irish Cement as a Process Engineer. He moved within the CRH Group to Switzerland and during his time there completed an MBA, which has opened many new opportunities within the Group.
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