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GA463
Civil 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 thhis 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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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230

2016 Points

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This higher certificate course aims to develop your technical and practical knowledge of the core modules applicable to civil engineering. Group and individual projects play a large part in coursework and are designed to reflect ‘real life’ projects in the industry. The course covers a range of modules including Structural Design, Land Surveying, Construction Technology, CAD and Communication Skills.


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GA463 - Civil Engineering
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA463 - Civil Engineering
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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:
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Civil Engineering technicians are employed, both in Ireland and abroad by contractors, subcontractors, consultants, state and semi-state bodies, local authorities and suppliers of civil engineering products and equipment. You can expect to work in a technical capacity as a surveyor, draughtsperson, project supervisor or laboratory technician involved in testing materials and supporting companies in the civil/construction industry.



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