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AL601
Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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This course will qualify you to become a computer technician with enhanced knowledge of electronics, and computer hardware and software. On successful completion of this course you will have developed skills of assembly, testing, computer servicing, problem-solving and decision-making.

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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology
6 or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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The electronics and computer industries offer many opportunities and you may find employment such as computer servicing, computer repairs and the production of computer-controlled equipment, computer networking equipment and also multimedia technology hardware.



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