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We asked Tracey Roche from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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  Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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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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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education

Animal Science


Course Code(s):  6M5153
QQI Award Code:  6M5153 Animal Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one-year course/programme integrates aspects from a wide range of animal related disciplines to provide students with the relevant practical and theoretical knowledge to further their professional careers in this field.

 

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.

Wild Animal Management
Animal Behaviour
Animal Grooming
Animal Science & Health
Farm Animal Systems
Communications
Work Experience
Kennell & Cattery Management
Business Administration

 

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.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Landscape Scientist  
Landscape Manager   Food Technologist  
Geotechnician   Food Safety Consultant  
Food Scientist   Archaeologist  
Agricultural Scientist   Brewer  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Arborist  
Farm Manager   Cartographer   
Forester - Professional   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Adviser   Groundsperson  
Horticultural Manager   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Agricultural Mechanic   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Geneticist   Clinical Trials Scientist  
Zoologist   Veterinary Practitioner  
Veterinary Nurse   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  
Farrier    

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.
Animals & Veterinary Science
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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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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6M5153