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Structural Engineer

ESB

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  Louise Lynch
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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Course Code:
DN550
Title:
Social Science
College:
UCD (NUI)
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Social studies (or social science) refers to the study of the various fields which explore past, current, and future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, psychology, and sociology.

Course covers subjects such as social policy theory, social issues, social services, and research methods.

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2003 college survey showed that 50% of graduates were in employment and 40% in further study. Typical employment: Community care work, social worker with Government Departments or Health Boards, Community Care Organisation. 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

410

Change from 2012: 

5

History: 2012 - 405
2011 - 390
2010 - 395
2009 - 395
2008 - 390
2007 - 370
2006 - 375
2005 - 395
2004 - 395
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2002 - 400
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Essential Module Requirements:

DCHSX/5M4468
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • G20031 or 5N1370

    and 3 of the following 6 modules:
  • G20022 or 5N1837
  • E20008 or 5N1298
  • E20169 or 5N0765
  • B20004 or 5N1351
  • D20032 or 5N1279
  • B20132 or 5N1394



ELAXX/5M3114/EASSX/5M2181
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • G20031 or 5N1370


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