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Louise Lynch

Structural Engineer

ESB

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  Louise Lynch
If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.
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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 

Construction Technology


Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This practical training programme is intended for students who wish to work in the carpentry / joinery, electrical, plumbing and block laying sectors of the construction industry or who wish to seek entry to Apprenticeships / SOLAS (FAS) / Further Training. It also prepares students for progression to third-level.

 

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.

Architectural Drawing
Building Construction
Communications
Computer-Aided Drawing
Material Science
Safety and Health at Work
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.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Metal Fabricator   Cabinet Maker  
Draughtsperson   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Acoustic Consultant   Facilities Manager  
Insurance Surveyor   Production Manager - Engineering  
Surveyor   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Stonemason  
Geomatics Surveyor   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Gas Fitter  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Engineer - Civil  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Carpenter / Joiner   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Engineer - Building Services   Bricklayer  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Electrician  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Tiler/Fitter  
Scaffolder   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Plumber   Painter / Decorator  
Plasterer   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
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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