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If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.
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DC238
Contemporary Culture and Society

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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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This course studies issues such as community breakdown, cultural tensions between east and western worlds, mass media and globalisation, and the impact of technology on lifestyles. It is a broadly based liberal arts degree, but offers a considerable scope for specialisation in current affairs in later years.


 
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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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ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMPXX    Media Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
  5M18518  Media Production

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Distinctions required in 5 Modules

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This unique degree gives you career opportunities in national and international institutions, the public service, international advisory bodies, EU bodies, and other careers in international affairs, policy evaluation or research. As a graduate of this course you will also be eligible to apply for postgraduate degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences including masters programmes in areas such as Intercultural Studies, Political and Public Communication, International Relations, Globalisation, Journalism, Communications, and Media Studies.



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