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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Engineering - Preliminary


Code:  1616
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.
Naval Architect   Ceramics Technologist  
Acoustic Consultant   Colour Technologist  
Engineer - Chemical   Engineer - Electrical  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Electrical Control   Engineer - Photonics  
Engineer - Mechanical   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Process Development Scientist   Engineer - Aeronautical  
Engineer - Nuclear   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Polymer   Engineer - Quality  
Agricultural Mechanic   Textile Machinery Technician  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Carton maker  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Metal Engraver  
Upholsterer   Toolmaker  
Clothing Alteration Worker   Glassmaker  
Ergonomist   Printer  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Army Apprentice  
Industrial Insulators   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Radiographer - Industrial   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
Computer Assembly Technician   Auto Electrician  
Engineer - Design & Development   Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson  
Electronics Service Engineer   Technical Service Agent  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Engineer - Automotive  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Electronic Equipment Assemblers  
Engineering Technician - Electronics   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Telecommunications Technician   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Engineer - Sports  
Patternmaker   Engineer - Yield Analysis  
Packer - Heavy Goods   Colour Technician, Textiles  
Foundry Worker   General Assistant - Factory  
Tyre/Exhaust Fitter   Plastics Process Worker  
Paint Sprayer   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Presser - Clothes   Engineering Machine Operator  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Blacksmith  
Engineer - Manufacturing   Warehouse Assistant  
Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater   Sewing Machinist  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Packer - Light Goods  
Mechanic   Manufacturing Technician  
Engineering Technician - Mechanical    Horologist  
Brewery Worker   Bottling Worker  
Motor Vehicle Technician   Light Industry Assembler  
Roustabout - Roughneck   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Polymer Technician   Locksmith  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Prosthetist/Orthotist  

Career Sectors related to this course:
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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