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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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CW558
Electronic Systems

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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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4 Years
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An electronic system is a combination of electronic components designed for a particular use or purpose. Most everyday devices incorporate an electronic system e.g. mobile phone, computer, TV, cars. Entrants to this programme will further their knowledge of electronic components to a system level.

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CW558 - Electronic Systems
IT Carlow

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CW558 - Electronic Systems
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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:
3 Distinctions + pass in one of the following modules C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
, C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
, C20139 - Mathematics
, 5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556

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Graduates from this programme can typically find employment as electronic system designers. Opportunities also exist within the computer network and control industries. Due to the broad nature of the course syllabus, graduates may work for companies using electronic systems, or for technical sales and marketing firms. Furthermore, the problem solving skills developed on this course are in high demand in a wide range of alternative industries.



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