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Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Engineering - Preliminary


Course Code(s):  ENG
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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What you will Study...
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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Draughtsperson   Metal Fabricator  
Cabinet Maker   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Traffic Engineer   Welder  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Surveyor   Building Technician  
Production Manager - Engineering   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Stonemason  
Geomatics Surveyor   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Gas Fitter   Industrial Insulator  
Scaffolder   Plumber  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Construction Plant Fitter  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Electrician   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Engineer - Building Services   Tiler/Fitter  
Plasterer   Painter / Decorator  
Engineer - Civil   Army Apprentice  
Insurance Surveyor   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Bricklayer   Naval Architect  
Process Development Scientist   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace   Engineer - Mechanical  
Horologist   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Patternmaker  
Polymer Technician   Manufacturing Technician  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Mechanic / Automotive Technician  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Blacksmith   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Officer    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
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