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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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CK211
Commerce (International) with Chinese Studies

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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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405

2014 Points

405

Change from 2013: 

35

Points History:

2013 - 370
2012 - 355
2011 - 360
2010 - 330
2009 - 305
2008 - 335
2007 - 455

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This is a broadly based business degree, combining the study of Chinese and its associated cultures with a business environment. The third year is spent studying in a Chinese university.


 
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BComm at UCC _ A Student's Perspective with Rochelle Williams
BComm International Chinese Studies at UCC _ A Student's Perspective with Brian Kiely

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CK211 - Commerce (International) with Chinese Studies
UCC (NUI)

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CK211 - Commerce (International) with Chinese Studies
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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:

Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include any four of the following six modules:

  • B20001 or 5N1348
  • B20005 or 5N1610
  • B20017 or 5N1400
  • B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 5N1833
  • B20131 or 5N2091 or 6N4045 or B20132 or 5N1394
  • B20151 or 5N1350 or 6M4091
  • 6N1465
  • 6N4370
  • 6N4310


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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