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Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Engineering - Preliminary

Course Code(s):  5M2061
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2061
QQI Award Code 5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Engineering, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education. Students who pass all modules including course practical work (the pass mark in each subject is 50%) will be eligible to enter a number of Level 7 degree courses in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

What will you Study?

Mathematics
Physics 5N1460
Mechanics
Materials Science 5N1637
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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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.
Brewer   Agricultural Mechanic  
Ceramics Technologist   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Printer   Textile Machinery Technician  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Glassmaker  
Toolmaker   Ergonomist  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Carton maker  
Acoustic Consultant   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Army Apprentice   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Engineer - Chemical   Colour Technologist  
Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
Computer Assembly Technician   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Electrical Control   Engineer - Automation  
Engineer - Electronic   Engineer - Electrical  
Engineer - Photonics   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Auto Electrician   Engineer - Automotive  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Telecommunications Technician  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Electronics Service Engineer   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Technical Service Agent   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Engineer - Design & Development  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Engineer - Sports   Naval Architect  
Process Development Scientist   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace   Supply Chain Analyst  
Engineer - Mechanical   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater   Patternmaker  
Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Manufacturing Technician   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Polymer Technician  
Horologist   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Blacksmith   Engineer - Nuclear  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Polymer   Engineer - Quality  

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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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