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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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SG444
Science Undenominated

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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.

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4 Years
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The programme builds a core foundation in key science disciplines in the first two years of study. It also allows students to choose elective science subjects in years one and two before selecting a specialised honours degree at the end of year two. Students follow one of four designated honour’s degree pathways in years three and four. This course emphasises practical laboratory science skills for students and is delivered in the new MacMunn Science building at IT Sligo.

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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:
Three distinctions and a pass in:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Graduates work as scientists in a wide range of industries related to their final honours degree programme. These include pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical diagnostics, the food and beverage sector, environmental sciences, biotechnology and occupational health and safety. Employment opportunities also exist in the government sector and in research and development.



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