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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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LY127
Business - Marketing

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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 HETAC 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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This course offers a general business focus and the development of foundational business competencies for the first two years. Second year also provides the opportunity for studying abroad in Europe or America (Boston) at one of our partner institutions for one semester.

Many of our partner institutions in Europe provide their lectures in English. In the third year of the programme the focus is twofold: firstly, towards developing advanced business competencies specialising in the field of marketing and secondly supporting the transition to the workplace and employment. The final year includes the development of personal and professional employment skills and gives an opportunity to choose between three applied learning options which further support building the connection with real world learning.

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Letterkenny IT

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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1348 - Accounting Manual and Computerised
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths

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This degree gives you a wide variety of career choices and a special advantage with marketing roles.  All kinds of organisations, at home and abroad, such as banks, local and central government, public agencies, small enterprises and large corporations need strong business graduates.  Roles include: 

  • Marketing executive working in a company’s marketing department, a marketing agency or a consultancy.
  • Advertising / Public relations executive
  • Market researcher – desk and field research with polls and surveys
  • General business manager in a small company – with a wide range of sales and marketing responsibilities.



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