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Research it well. Visit you local fire station, talk to the firefighters and question them ... they are generally very willing to help interested persons.

The training is excellent and will prepare you well for what will be expected of you. To "fit-in" you have got to be a team player, there's really no room for those who aren't. Who wants to work along someone for 25-30 years who only thinks of themself ? Your life may someday depend on them.

Do not consider this job if you are afraid of heights or confined spaces or squemish, in this job people will literally die in your arms; it's something you must give thought to. Having said all that ... the job is very safisfying

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Course Code:
MH302
Title:
Electronic Engineering
College:
NUI Maynooth
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Electronic engineering, like electrical engineering, is concerned with electrical systems. However, electronic engineering is more concerned with light current systems, where electricity is used as a carrier of information, such as computers, televisions, CD players, etc.

All engineering students take the common years 1 and 2. In the third year, they specialise in electronic engineering (this course). A course transfer between computer, electronic, and communications engineering is possible until the end of Year 2. It is possible to opt for paid work for two days per week with three days on campus at NUI Maynooth in year 3 and 4.



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Electronic engineers are employed in many different fields - transport, telecommunications, electricity supply, etc. the rapidly -expanding Irish software development sector is also a particularly common first destination for graduates.

 

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2013 Points

360

Change from 2012: 

40

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