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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Engineering - Preliminary

Code:  ENG
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Welder   Builders' Yard Assistant  
Geological Technician   Architect  
Architectural Technologist   Naval Architect  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer - Structural  
Engineer - Aeronautical   Engineer - Mechanical  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Process Development Scientist  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Officer  
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver   Thatcher  
Metal Fabricator   French Polisher  
Cabinet Maker   Draughtsperson  
Gas Fitter   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Demolition Operative   Site Engineer  
Facilities Manager   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Industrial Insulators   Window Cleaner  
Production Manager - Engineering   Gas Distribution Worker  
Quarry Worker   Stonemason  
Aerial & Satellite Installers   Refuse Collector  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Security Attendant / Porter  
Caretaker   Steeplejack  
Street Cleaner   Geomatics Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Bricklayer  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   General Construction Operative  
Tiler/Fitter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Electrician   Cleaner - Industrial  
Crane Operator   Construction Plant Fitter  
Concreter   Engineer - Civil  
Army Apprentice   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Surveyor - Building / Construction  
Engineer - Building Services   Insurance Surveyor  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Window Fitter  
Cleaner - Household   Surveyor  
Steelfixer   Slater/Rooftiler  
Carpenter / Joiner   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Plumber  
Scaffolder   Radiographer - Industrial  
Painter / Decorator   Plant Operator  
Plasterer   Theatre Stagehand  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Tyre/Exhaust Fitter  
Paint Sprayer   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Patternmaker   Presser - Clothes  
Packer - Heavy Goods   Colour Technician, Textiles  
Plastics Process Worker   General Assistant - Factory  
Horologist   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Blacksmith   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Warehouse Assistant   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Sewing Machinist   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Packer - Light Goods   Mechanic  

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
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
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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. To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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