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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.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Event Management

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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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Event management involves ensuring that special events run smoothly; from a local fundraiser or a concert, to the St Patricks Day Parade. This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs.

The course equips the student with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills necessary to be successful in this industry through the provision of a carefully designed and academically rigorous programme.

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DT413 - Event Management

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DT413 - Event Management
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BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
DHCXX  5M2083  Hospitality Operations
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business

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The programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions with varying levels of responsibility.

Graduates with event management competence can expect to find employment in areas such as event and entertainment enterprises, professional conference organisers, national and regional tourism organisations, hotels, public relations, self-employment project management, venue management, convention bureaux, sports tourism, technology management, community development, arts and music sectors, public sector support and financial institutions.

There are also opportunities in consultancy, research, and postgraduate education.

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