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Engineer - Process

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On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.
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Colaiste Chomain

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Architectural Technology


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

 
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Description...
Through this course you will learn the essential skills of environmental construction and civil engineering, which may allow you to progress to construction, architecture and engineering courses in Higher Education or go directly to employment.

The course is designed to give learners a firm foundation in the skills required in the Green Architecture/Sustainable Technology sector. It covers a range of topics which are both interesting and relevant in todays market. Elements of the course will contain both theory and practical sessions.

 

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.

Renewable Energy Systems
Architectural Drawing
Wood Fabrication
Building Construction
Mathematics
Material Science
Computer Aided
Draughting (2D)
Communications
Work Experience

 

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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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Metal Fabricator  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Site Technician   Surveyor  
Production Manager - Engineering   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Industrial Insulator  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Gas Fitter  
Building Technician   Welder  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Geomatics Surveyor  
Stonemason   Scaffolder  
Plumber   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Electrician  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Insurance Surveyor   Tiler/Fitter  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Solar Physicist   Environmental Chemist  
Gas Engineer   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Hydrologist   Geologist  
Atmospheric Scientist   Geoscientist  
Energy Manager/Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Engineer - Water   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Consultant   Engineer - Energy  
Environmental Officer   Environmental Health Officer  
Environmental Technician   Surveyor - Minerals / Mining  

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
Earth Science & Environment
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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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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