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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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Gurteen Agricultural College

Gurteen Agricultural College

Drystock Management


Course Code(s):  6M2254
QQI Award Code:  6M2254 Agriculture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Course Fees apply.<br /><br />This full-time course equips students with the husbandry and management skills to run a successful drystock farm. It also prepares graduates for further training in farm management, farm work abroad and careers in agri-ind

 

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.

 

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   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
Landscape Scientist   Archaeologist  
Food Safety Consultant   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Geotechnician  
Forester - Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Agricultural Scientist  
Horticultural Scientist   Farmer - Dairy  
Horticultural Manager   Agricultural Adviser  
Brewer   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Groundsperson   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Mechanic   Hazardous Waste Specialist  
Agricultural Engineering Technician   Agricultural Inspector  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Baker/Confectioner   Animal Lab Technician  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Timber Technologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Environmental Technician    

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.
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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