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Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

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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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DC118
Gnů agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish)

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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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Ce go bhfuil cruth agus dearcadh Eorpach ar an gcursa, ta se tabhachtach chomh maith go mbeidh aitheantas agus carachtar Eireannach le sonru air - is i an Ghaeilge a thugann an t - aitheantas bunusach sin do.

This is a unique course which offers students the opportunity to study business management and information technology through the medium of Irish. 

Three main areas covered by the course are : Business and Management: Business Information Technology: Modern Irish.

The course offers both academic and practical education suited to today’s business world. Students will also develop their understanding of spoken and written Irish.


MicheŠl describes his life as a BA Gnů agus Gaeilge student at DCU Fiontar.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration


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Essential Module Requirements:
BBSXX - BUSINESS STUDIES; 5M2102 - BUSINESS STUDIES; BBSAX - ADMINISTRATION; 5M2468 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; BBSIT - INTERNATIONAL TRADE; 5M2111 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE; BMXXX - MARKETING; 5M2069 - MARKETING
- Distinctions in five modules.

ELESX - LANGUAGE AND EUROPEAN STUDIES; 5M2073 - LANGUAGE AND EUROPEAN STUDIES
- Distinctions in five modules which must include:

E20110 - Irish
or 5N1631 - Irish

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Students may opt to spend their third year on a work placement (INTRA). Career Opportunities exist for graduates in Business Software Design, Irish Language and Media Translation, Arts and Heritage, Teaching, in Public and Private Sectors, Cultural sectors, IT and Education.



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