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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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GY207
Commerce - Accounting

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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 Years
Duration of course
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450

2014 Points

450

Change from 2013: 

10

Points History:

2013 - 440
2012 - 420
2011 - 420
2010 - 410
2009 - 455
2008 - 450
2007 - 455

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Accounting is the process of taking financial data, analysing it, and presenting it in reports that can be easily interpreted by others. This is crucial for businesses, where managers don?t always have training in finance, but need this information to make informed decisions.

This degree is specifically designed to begin the specialised accounting education of the student at an earlier stage in their studies, and to bring the accounting degree students to a higher and more comprehensive level in their educational development for an Accounting career.


 
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GY207 - Commerce - Accounting
NUI Galway

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GY207 - Commerce - Accounting
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This is a well tried path towards a career in accounting and related disciplines. If, however, you have already decided that accountancy or a related discipline (taxation, finance, etc. ) is the career path for you, then this course may be more suited to you.



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