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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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TL747
Engineering in Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This course provides a basic knowledge of the mechanical and electronic engineering techniques used in the manufacturing industry. In the third year, the focus is directed to integrating these techniques with computer controls. There is a work placement and project in the third year.

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Mechanical or Production or Mechanical and Electronic


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TL747 - Engineering in Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering
IT Tralee

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TL747 - Engineering in Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates work in a range of industries, including manufacturing, electronics, automotive, automation, maintenance and development. Engineering roles include areas such as factory management, applications and hardware design, IC design, multimedia applications, network administration, power engineering, process control, software development, telecommunications, design, service, testing and verification.



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