Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam McCaul from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam McCaul

R&D Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Liam McCaul
Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.
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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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CAO courses accepting 5M2464 EPJXX Journalism Level 5

CAO Code Course Title College Points NFQ Level
AD215  Visual Culture 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

301 
CK101  Arts - Archaeology 

University College Cork - UCC 

340 
CK104  Arts with Music (BMus or International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

367 
CK105  Film and Screen Media (4 yrs for International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

422 
CK107  Geographical and Archaeological Sciences 

University College Cork - UCC 

337 
CK108  Arts International 

University College Cork - UCC 

466 
CK109  English (4 yrs for International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

420 
CK110  World Languages 

University College Cork - UCC 

476 
CK112  Drama and Theatre Studies 

University College Cork - UCC 

408 
CK113  Criminology (4 yrs for International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

412 
CK117  Economics (through Transformational Learning) 

University College Cork - UCC 

419 
CK118  Digital Humanities and Information Technology 

University College Cork - UCC 

379 
CK210  Government 

University College Cork - UCC 

360 
CK301  Law (Pathways) 

University College Cork - UCC 

475 
CK302  Law and French 

University College Cork - UCC 

510 
CK304  Law and Irish 

University College Cork - UCC 

496 
CK307  Law and Business 

University College Cork - UCC 

543 
CM010  Education Studies 

Marino Inst of Education 

315 
CM020  Early Childhood Education 

Marino Inst of Education 

330 
DC009  Arts (Joint Honours) Humanities 

Dublin City University - DCU 

358 
DC131  Communications Studies 

Dublin City University - DCU 

420 
DC132  Journalism 

Dublin City University - DCU 

410 
DC238  Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation 

Dublin City University - DCU 

356 
DC239  Gaeilge agus Iriseoireacht - Irish and Journalism 

Dublin City University - DCU 

 
DC291  Arts (Joint Honours) Media Studies 

Dublin City University - DCU 

359 
DC292  Arts (Joint Honours) Law 

Dublin City University - DCU 

380 
DN520  Arts - Archaeology 

University College Dublin - UCD 

322 
DN530  Celtic Studies, Art History & History 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN541  Modern Languages 

University College Dublin - UCD 

464 
DN600 BCL  Law (BCL) 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LES  Law with Economics 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LHY  Law with History 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LPS  Law with Politics 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LPY  Law with Philosophy 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LSJ  Law with Social Justice 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LCS  Law and Chinese 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LFL  Law and French Law 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600 LIH  Law with Irish 

University College Dublin - UCD 

522 
DN600  Law Dual Degree - BCL/Maitrise 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN610  Business and Law 

University College Dublin - UCD 

521 
DN700 CSS   Computational Social Science  

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 EMS  Economics, Mathematics & Statistics 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 LSS  Landscapes & Society 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 PPE  Philosophy, Politics and Economics 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 TSC  Social Sciences 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700  Archaeology - Social Sciences 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DT504  Film & Broadcasting 

Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 

437 
DT582  Journalism 

Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 

367 
GY101  Arts - Archaeology 

NUI Galway 

300 
GY103  Arts (Public and Social Policy) 

NUI Galway 

316 
GY105  Arts (History) 

NUI Galway 

311 
GY107  Na Dana (Gaeilge agus Leann an Aistriuchain - Irish and Translation Studies) 

NUI Galway 

305 
GY111  Arts with Creative Writing 

NUI Galway 

420 
GY112  Arts with Film Studies 

NUI Galway 

326 
GY115  Arts with Performing Arts Studies 

NUI Galway 

337 
GY118  Arts (Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies) 

NUI Galway 

400 
GY119  Arts with Journalism 

NUI Galway 

379 
GY120  Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) 

NUI Galway 

306 
GY122  Na Dána (Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge) 

NUI Galway 

340 
GY123  Applied Social Sciences 

NUI Galway 

359 
GY126  Arts (English and Media Studies) 

NUI Galway 

 
GY127  Arts (Film and Digital Media) 

NUI Galway 

 
LM039  Journalism and New Media 

University of Limerick - UL 

420 
MH101  Arts - Anthropology 

Maynooth University 

327 
MH102  Music Technology 

Maynooth University 

321 
MH107  Social Science 

Maynooth University 

366 
MH108  European Studies 

Maynooth University 

336 
MH109 MED  Media Studies 

Maynooth University 

327 
MH109 MTH  Media Technology 

Maynooth University 

331 
MH403  Accounting and Finance 

Maynooth University 

400 
MH404 BMA  Business and Management 

Maynooth University 

405 
MH404 MKT  Marketing 

Maynooth University 

405 
MH404 INB  International Business 

Maynooth University 

405 
MH405  Equine Business 

Maynooth University 

357 
MH407  Business and Accounting 

Maynooth University 

400 
MH411  Entrepreneurship 

Maynooth University 

356 
MH501  Law 

Maynooth University 

440 
MH502 LWA  Law and Accounting 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH502 LWB  Law and Business 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH502 LWC  Law and Criminology 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH502 LWD  Law and Arts 

Maynooth University 

413 
MI002  Arts 

Mary Immaculate College 

336 
MU001  Theology and Arts 

Pontifical University, St Patricks College 

301 
MU002  Theology 

Pontifical University, St Patricks College 

888 
PC405  Citizenship & Community Studies 

Carlow College 

228 
TA014  Advertising and Marketing Communications 

IT Tallaght 

629 
TA021  European Studies 

IT Tallaght 

219 
TA022  Creative Digital Media 

IT Tallaght 

211 
TA023  Advertising and Marketing Communications 

IT Tallaght 

212