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There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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WD096
Horticulture (Waterford - Kildalton)

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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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Horticulture is a very diverse industry and career opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas, from producing plants for garden centres, working on golf courses, landscaping, through to fruit and vegetable production. Many horticulturists are managers or self-employed and need business as well as horticultural skills.

This is a three year full-time course designed to train professional horticulturists. The course is run in conjunction with Teagasc. Students can choose to study in Waterford at WIT and Teagasc, Kildalton College OR they can study in Dublin at the Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens. There are separate CAO codes for the Waterford and Dublin locations.

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Graduates from this course may find employment in fields such as:

  • Greenkeeping - maintenance of golf courses and sports fields

  • Nursery stock production - producing plants for  the horticultural industry           

  • Landscape construction                                                               

  • Landscape design

  • Garden maintenance contractors

  • Employment as gardeners in public parks and grounds

  • Gardeners in private and heritage gardens

  • Food production

  • Garden centres



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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food

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