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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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DT002
Engineering Systems Maintenance

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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).

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Engineering Systems Maintenance is an engineering activity which allows graduates to work in a mechanical /manufacturing/electrical engineering maintenance environment in high-tech multi-national companies as well as traditional indigenous industries and public utilities. These activities are a key component of an industry’s competitiveness as well as ensuring efficiency, safety and reliability of production and service delivery of utilities. Graduates of the course will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to operate effectively in an environment where diagnostic and applied engineering skills will be valued and rewarded.

The Engineering System Maintenance programme was specifically designed to meet the increasing demands on maintenance technologists. The function of maintenance engineering personnel has changed in the past two decades This has lead to a demand in modern industry for an integrated multi-skilled, flexible maintenance technologist, with expertise in the complementary disciplines of electrical, mechanical , fluid power and computer applications.


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  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M17814  Computer Systems & Networks
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology

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Engineering Systems Maintenance is an engineering activity which allows graduates to work in a mechanical /manufacturing/electrical engineering maintenance environment in high-tech multi-national companies as well as traditional indigenous industries and public utilities.

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject perquisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the Year 3 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Students who successfully complete Year 2 of the programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.

Manufacturing industry in Ireland has expanded significantly over the past number of years, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Promotion to higher positions within an organization is dependent on your ability, application and dedication. The option of self-employment is also a feasible and attractive one.

 



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