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John Kehoe

Senior Manager - Audit


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  John Kehoe
Accountancy/Audit is a challenging and rewarding career. Although the work can be hard, the benefits, such as salary, career security and career development prospects, once qualified outweigh the amount of overtime worked and the length of the contract.

Many of my friends now are working with Deloitte in Australia or New Zealand and there are options now to work in the US also. With Deloitte there are many opportunities to transfer to other Deloitte member firms all over the world!

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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Architectural 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.

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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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The DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology is a studio-based programme. Studio provides a structured setting in which the student is exposed to a variety of teaching and learning experiences.

Project work is undertaken against the background of lectures, critiques, one to one tutorials, seminars, group work and construction skills classes.

Technical Design Studio provides a focus for the development of skills in three-dimensional problem solving. These skills include freehand drawing, hard line mechanical drawing and model making.

Studio project work also allows the development of skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) to produce 3D digital models and 2D working drawings.

The studio format offers flexibility for students to attend project related site visits and field trips away from the college environment, thereby widening their understanding of the context of their project work.

In studio, students have unrestricted access to a dedicated workspace and work alongside one another for long periods of time, both during timetabled contact hours and beyond. Studios are equipped with both manual drawing facilities and PCs, allowing students to carry out their project work using a variety of media and approaches.

The programme includes work placement in Semester 1 of Year 3.

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DT175 - Architectural Technology

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DT175 - Architectural Technology
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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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ADESX  5M2208  Design
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
ACADX  5M1940  Computer Aided Design
AFURX  5M2012  Furniture Design and Making
AIDXX  5M5054  Interior Design
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

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The Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical professional trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building.

S/he plays a co-ordinating technical design role at the centre of the building design process and will play a lead role in overseeing and co-ordinating the input to the design process of consultant structural and services engineers, and of specialist sub contractors.

Working in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams, technologists have the skills to communicate with and coordinate the work of other building design professionals.

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