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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

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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CK706
Public Health Sciences

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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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The BSc Public Health offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary setting. It provides training in the range of skills involved in keeping people healthy and preventing disease, including: assessing health and wellbeing of populations, investigating complex public health problems such as obesity and HIV/AIDS, assessing the health impact of policy at local, national and global level, communicating effectively with colleagues in public health and the wider health system, as well as with society at large. The BSc Public Health in UCC is the only undergraduate degree in public health in Ireland. 

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DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science


Essential Module Requirements:
5M5267 - Food Science; 5M3807 - Laboratory Techniques; CASFX - Food Science; CASLT - Laboratory Techniques
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:
5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 - Maths for STEM
or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics
5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or 5N1460 - Physics
or C20006 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology
or C20011 - Chemistry
or C20048 - Physics
5M4339 - Healthcare Support; 5M4349 - Nursing Studies; 5M4468 - Community Health Services; DCHSN - Nursing Studies; DCHSX - Community and Health Services; DHSXX - Healthcare Support
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:
5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or O6 in LCE Maths5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology
or D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or C20006 - Biology

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The degree will open up a range of career opportunities with our graduates employed in Ireland and further afield in diverse public health roles including:

  • Public Health Research
  • Health Promotion
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Community Work
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Health and Safety



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