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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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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

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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DT106
Planning and Environmental Management

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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.

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4 Years
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Town planning is the practice of developing available land, resources, facilities and services in the most sensible way; considering physical, economic, and social efficiency, and health and well-being of urban and rural communities.


 
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
ADESX  5M2208  Design
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
COHOR  5M2586  Horticulture
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification which must include 4 of the following: 
A20012 or 5N1604
A20017 or 5N1862
A20189 or 5N0764
A20191 or 5N1558
A20209 or 5N0784
B20012 or 5N0783
B20028 or 5N1977
B20029 or 5N2066
B20145 or 5N1952
C20006 or 5N2746
C20008 or 5N1570
C20011 or 5N2747
C20033 or 5N2751
C20037 or 5N1637
C20049 or 5N2528
C20055 or 5N2530
C20139 or 5N1833
C20174
C20190 or 5N2527
D20031
D20130 or 5N1453
D20156 or 5N5386
D20157 or 5N4647
D20158 or 5N4646
E20113 or 5N1296
E20114 or 5N1274
E20115 or 5N0762

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Many Spatial Planning graduates specialise in urban design, retail, property development, transport or other specialist areas. Graduates of the programme may find employment in government agencies, local authorities, with industry or in private practice.

Environmental Management graduates may find employment in industry, environmental management consultancies, state agencies or local authorities on environmental management audits, waste management, environmental impact assessments and conservation management.



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