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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Systems

Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Course Code
DK740
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
176
Points Change

Course Summary

Engineering
Engineering
Engineering
Engineering

This course provides the technical knowledge and techniques for combining microelectronics technology with computer software in order to produce effective working products. There is a large amount of practical work in modern well equipped workshops and laboratories.

Course Details

College Link > DK740 - Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Systems

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

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 sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

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.

Career Progression

There are over 60,000 people involved in the Electronic/Electrical area in Ireland, in designing, testing, manufacturing, selling, installing and maintaining equipment. Practically every major electronic and IT company in the world has a presence in Ireland including Apple, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Analog Devices, Xilinx, etc. You may work for one of these major companies.

Alternatively you may find yourself in Eircom, the ESB or BT. You may become an installation/maintenance Engineer in a biotech, chemical or other manufacturing facility or even in the Army, Garda Siochana, Local Authority or government department

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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