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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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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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2014 Points

430

Change from 2013: 

15

Points History:

2013 - 415
2012 - 400
2011 - 400
2010 - 400
2009 - 410
2008 - 410
2007 - 410
2006 - 410
2005 - 415
2004 - 420
2003 -
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This course takes a scientific approach to business, marketing, and management, with a broad foundation in year 1.

Students may specialise in one of the following: human resource management, marketing, accounting and finance, enterprise, or logistics. Students also have the opportunity of studying abroad in year three.


 
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:

  • B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
  • B20001 or 5N1348, AND
  • B20151 or 5N1350


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Graduates of the programme will have an exciting variety of career options in general management and its specialised management functions. Research with current students and analysis of graduate placement data identify career paths are in the following areas:

Accounting & Finance, Financial Services including in Banking, Money Markets and the Stock Exchange, HRM, Enterprise including the option of starting one’s own business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Management Consultancy and Marketing.



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