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Structural Engineer

ESB

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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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TR031
Mathematics

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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540

2014 Points

540

Change from 2013: 

20

Points History:

2013 - 520*
2012 - 545
2011 - 490
2010 - 465
2009 - 415
2008 - 450
2007 - 410
2006 - 400
2005 - 410
2004 - 420
2003 - 390
2002 - 390
2001 - 430
2000 - 420

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You follow a common course in the first year. In year 2 you take core courses in algebra, analysis and mathematical methods along with 3 courses of their choice; In year 3 and 4 you choose from a wide range of options related to topics such as Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Maths and Theoretical Physics.


 
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Opportunities in the financial services industry and the actuarial field. The main areas of actuarial work include insurance, consultancy and investment.



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After his Leaving Cert, Karl went to Trinity College Dublin to do a degree in Mathematics. He then went on to compete a M.Sc in Computer Science and currently works as a Software engineer with ticket-text.com.
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