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Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant

McDonald's

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The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.
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AL711
Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy

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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.

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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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This Level 7 degree will educate and train skilled personnel in the area of energy consumption, management and control, as applied to industrial and manufacturing settings. It will give you the capability to critically appraise energy demands, to identify areas of energy waste, to bring about corrective action and where applicable to suggest and implement an alternative energy strategy.

You will learn the environmental loading of the given process/plant and be committed to its reduction, either in terms of the product, the materials or the process

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AL711 - Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy
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AL711 - Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy
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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 C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths

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As a graduate from this degree, you will be in a position to apply for a variety of careers including: consulting engineers – work may include building services, energy management and building energy rating; utilities engineering/management integrating renewable and non-renewable energy options.



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

Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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