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 Elva Bannon from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

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  Elva Bannon

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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GA886
Business (Mayo Campus)

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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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4 years
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On this course you will study the key areas of marketing, accounting and finance, operations, information systems and human resource management.   

You will develop key skills including the ability to analyse the competitive marketplace and to identify new market opportunities, the ability to create, communicate and implement business objectives and the ability to manage people, operations, information systems and financial resources.

Throughout the programme there is a strong emphasis on the contemporary business world. In the third year of the programme there is an accredited work experience module, which offers students the possibility of enhancing their employability through hands-on experience in the work place. 

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Three Distinctions

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As a graduate of this programme, you may go on to:

  • Become a manager in a small business or a multinational company
  • Become a manager in a public sector or voluntary organisation
  • Have a career in accounting, financial services, purchasing, retail management, marketing or human resource management
  • Gain exemptions from professional bodies in accounting or human resource management
  • Progress to Master’s Degree level in your chosen specialisation
  • Set up and manage your own business



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