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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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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education

Media Production - Advanced


Course Code(s):  6M5130
QQI Award Code:  6M5130 Media Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one year full time course which will benefit students who have completed the course in Sound Engineering and Media Production (Level 5) or equivalent. The course examines Sound Engineering and Music techniques with particular emphasis on Radio Broadcasting, Digital Photography and Video Production.

This course will suit those who are seeking to progress in their professional development and who have a good understanding and knowledge of Sound Engineering, Radio & Media related topics.

 

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.

Media Ethics and Legal Framework
Media Industry Awareness
Work Experience
Communications
Film and Digital Video Production
Radio Techniques
Sound Engineering and Music Technology
Studio and Location Sound Production
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.
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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.
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Media & Publishing
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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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