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Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

Smart Futures

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  Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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FREE 3D Modelling and Animation for Games Workshops at Pulse College

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FREE 3D Modelling and Animation for Games Workshops at Pulse College

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 

FREE 3D Modelling and Animation for Games Workshops at Pulse College

Pulse College are hosting two FREE "3D Modelling & Animation for Games" workshops on Monday 27th April

The workshops are being run as part of Tech Week Ireland. This is a nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life.

Did you love Despicable Me 2? Epic? Frozen? These entertainment favourites are all products of 3D modeling and animation. Pulse College will run a short but in-depth 3 hour introduction to the world of 3D modelling and animation for games. 

Get a glimpse at the processes industry artists use to create the films and games you love dearly, and work with state of the art software to make your very own model.

Add a little animation and watch your model come to life! This event is only open to secondary school students that have a genuine interest in games design and development.

The event takes place at Pulse College Games Campus: The Market Studios, Corner of Halston St. & Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7.

There are two workshops, with very limited spaces available!! Students can only attend one of the workshops.

  • Workshop 1: 10am – 1pm
  • Workshop 2: 2pm – 5pm.

Register now HERE.


The CareersPortal Team