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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Qualifications Required

Qualifications Required

What qualifications are required?

The Space Science and Technology sector typically employes people with primary degrees (NFQ Levels 7 or 8) and with a relatively high proportion of employees at postgraduate level (NFQ Levels 9 and 10).

Most of these degrees are in science and engineering related areas, but there is significant diversity in the subject specialisms. The broad scope of the sector covers disciplines including:

  • aerospace engineering;
  • physics;
  • communications engineering;
  • electrical engineering;
  • mathematics;
  • mechanical engineering;
  • product assurance engineering;
  • software engineering;
  • systems engineering;
  • oceanography;
  • geology;
  • biochemistry;
  • chemistry; and
  • microbiology

What are the typical routes into this sector?

Most employees in the space sector enter from college, generally having studied engineering or science. A space-related specialisation is often advantageous.