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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Design, Technology and Innovation

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Course Code
AL862
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time

Course Summary

This contemporary blended course offering is unique to AIT. Traditional offerings such as product design or Industrial Design generally operate within narrower boundaries. This programme offers the opportunity to synthesise creativity, knowledge and skills from these areas to facilitate innovation in both design thinking and practice. It provides opportunities to learn how to design, develop and commercialise technology products and services.

Course Details

College Link > AL862 - Design, Technology and Innovation

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

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places: 3 places

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

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Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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.

Creative

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.

Career Progression

Examples of recent vacancies advertised by leading companies in this field include:

  • Visual Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Content Designer
  • Human-centered Designer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Creative Designer
  • Data Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Researcher
  • Business Designer
  • Service Designer
  • Service & Interaction Designer – UI/UX Designer
  • Designer for Social Innovation and Sustainability
  • Designer for Social Impact

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

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

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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