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.

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Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Software Development


Course Code(s):  5M0529 ITN5
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
These computer science courses are very practical and up-to-date. They provide an opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT industry.

Learners will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming software architecture and technical support. Mobile Apps development is covered and learners will also participate in eCollege courses where relevant. Learners will also be exposed to the fundamentals of network security.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Database Methods
Mathematics for STEM
Networking Essentials/Security
Web Authoring
Mobile App Development
Communications
Team Working
Work Experience

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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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.
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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.
Computers & ICT
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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