Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Jonathan Pugsley

Communication and team skills is probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management it is not I that saves the energy but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication the importance of doing the right things, savings than come as a result.

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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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DT222
Physics 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.

Career Opportunities
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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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315

2014 Points

315

Change from 2013: 

-5

Points History:

2013 - 320
2012 - 320
2011 - 305
2010 - 300
2009 - 315
2008 - 275
2007 - 270
2006 - 330
2005 - 270
2004 - 265
2003 - 240
2002 - 230
2001 - 265
2000 - 215

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This course covers five options in the first year and students specialise in one for the third year.

The options are: Chemistry and Physics, Chemistry and Maths, Food Science and Food Technology, Maths and Physics, or Physics and Physics Technology.


 
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Physics at Ireland's DIT is active in research areas from nanotechnology & materials science to optics to medical physics and has pioneered Problem Based Learning as a delivery method for undergraduate ordinary and honours Physics degrees.

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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:

FIVE DISTINCTIONS WHICH MUST INCLUDE C20139 5N1833 OR Leaving Certificate Mathematics OB3


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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Physics graduates are employed in a diverse range of areas including environmental monitoring, medical physics, lasers and opto-electronics, equipment design, telecommunications, aerospace, research, project management, finance, education, technical writing, meterology, materials science, geophysics, radiation protection, solar physics and many more.



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