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DT028
Transport Operations and Technology

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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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4 Years
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The main objective of the course is to produce a graduate capable of solving problems and making informed decisions in a modern technologically sophisticated transport industry.

There is work placement in year 3 (whole of semester 2) which enables the student to gain real world experience in the transport industry and built relationships with potential employers.

A graduate will acquire: a detailed knowledge of the transport industry; a thorough understanding of the technology of transport; the skills and knowledge required to manage people and other resources; Communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills.


 
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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

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Career prospects are excellent. The transport sector is one of the key sectors in Ireland and abroad. It is a growing industry and offers a vast range of career opportunities. There are many career opportunities for graduates in all branches of transport, in both the private and public sectors.

On completion of the course, graduates will be suitably qualified for a career in the transport industry where they will be able to apply and use the knowledge and skills gained on the course. Typical positions following completion of the programme include: Transport Fleet Coordinator, Transport Planner, Freight Forwarding, Transport Maintenance Coordinator, Transport Scheduler and others.

This is an internationally recognized programme so graduates have the opportunity to work abroad throughout the world.



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