Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Jonathan Pugsley

Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management, it is not I that saves the energy, but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.

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MH201
Science

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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
3 - 4 Years
Duration of course
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400

2014 Points

400

Change from 2013: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 410
2012 - 415
2011 - 375
2010 - 365
2009 - 350
2008 - 320
2007 - 305
2006 - 300
2005 - 310
2004 - 310
2003 - 310
2002 - 305
2001 - 300
2000 - 300

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Science students must take maths and three other subjects from: biology, chemistry, computer science, experimental physics, or mathematics and physics in their first year.


 
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MH201 - Science
Maynooth University

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MH201 - Science
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Five Distinctions which must include:
C20139or5N1833orC20174orC20175(or OC3/HD3 in LCE Maths)


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The vast majority of science graduates enter a wide variety of careers which might not come to mind immediately (e. g. , currency trader, meteorologist, software engineer, statistician) but which require the analytical approach developed in studying for a degree in science.



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Brian Howard works as a Guidance Councellor in Newbridge College in Kildare. He attended secondary school in Patrician College Newbridge. Following his Leaving Certificate he went on to do a B.Sc in NUI Maynooth. After completing his H-Dip he spent 5 years teaching Maths and Science before embarking on the Higher Diploma in School Guidance and Councelling in NUI Maynooth.
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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Space Science and Technology
Earth Science & Environment

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