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SG305
Electronic and Computer 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 this 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.

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The programme gives students the skills to pursue a career in electronic engineering in a wide range of industries both within Ireland and worldwide. This two-year course provides a solid foundation in engineering science and applied mathematics, addresses general electronic engineering software and hardware technologies and has a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on modules and project work in design and manufacture.

Students become competent in C programming, microcontroller architecture and instrumentation, and learn to work effectively as problem solvers in a team environment. This course is particularly suited to candidates that enjoy taking an idea and making it real.

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SG305 - Electronic and Computer Engineering
IT Sligo

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SG305 - Electronic and Computer 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:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates work in a wide variety of areas, including designing prototypes, maintaining equipment, computer programming, testing products and operating quality assurance systems. Engineering technicians provide technical support to the operation of production process equipment.



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