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If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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AL712
Mechatronics

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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.

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This course will enable you to develop skills across a variety of boundaries to meet the needs of highly automated manufacturing in the 21st century.


AIT - Studying Mechatronics

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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:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths

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Graduates of the Mechatronic engineering program can expect to find employment across a wide variety of areas including medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing, process control and robotics as well as in smaller indigenous companies involved in the design and development of innovative new products.



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