Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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DT282
Computer Science (International)

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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360

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This programme will deliver all the fundamentals in Computer Science with a strong emphasis on Internationalisation and Globalisation from the outset. Students are taught IT skills early on that are required in the International IT industry. This will include not only core software design and development skills, but also highly sought-after international skills such as global citizenship, software localisation, entrepreneurship, a foreign language and creating webinars.

In third year, you may undertake an International Industrial Placement and gain valuable international work experience in an IT company. This helps to emphasize the importance of globalisation in the workplace. The School has strong links with global industry companies such as Google, Microsoft and IBM amongst others, through sponsorship, work placement and project co-operation.

In the final year, you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as Enterprise Systems Development or Applied Intelligence or Digital Games Development & Simulation.

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Language module: German OR Chinese


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Note: Information for 2017 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M17814  Computer Systems & Networks
  5M17817  Software Development
CITXX    Information Technology


Essential Module Requirements:
CITXX - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

5 Distinctions which must include:


C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems

C20013 - Computer Programming
5M0536 / 5M17814
5 Distinctions which must include:


5N0548 or 5N17783And one from:


5N0556 or 5S17694
5N0554 or 5N17782
5N18396
LCE Maths at OC3Plus at least three Distinctions from the following:


5N2929/5N17788
5N0544/5N17784
5N0583/5N17786
5N0580/5N17787
5N2927/5N17802
5N2434/5N17805
5N2928/5N177895M0529 / 5M17817
5 Distinctions which must include:


5N0541 or 5N17785And one from:


5N0556 or 5S17694
5N0554 or 5N17782
5N18396
LCE Maths at OC3Plus at least three Distinctions from the following:


5N0783 - Database Methods

5N1651 - Games Analysis Design

5N1910 - Web Authoring

5N0580/5N17787
5N2928/5N17789
5N2927/5N17802
5N2769/5N17804
5N2772/5N17803

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Graduates of this programme will be uniquely qualified to successfully work in the international IT industry in a wide range of computer roles. Employment may be in the mainstream computer industry with a unique understanding of how multi-cultural teams work effectively, allowing opportunities for working in multi-national corporations.

With a strong computer science background in such areas as Internet development, cloud computing, mobile software, enterprise systems, artificial intelligence and games technology opportunities, graduates will be well suited to seek employment across all computing disciplines while bringing a solid understanding of software internationalisation. Qualified graduates will also be well suited for postgraduate study.




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