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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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DN301
Veterinary Medicine - Graduate Entry

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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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This graduate entry programme requires students to have completed a degree in biological, biomedical or animal sciences before entry. 

The course combines letures, tutorial and practical classes along with clinical rotations in the UCD Veterinary Hospital in Belfield.

Students become proficient in handling and managing a variety of animal species.


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Graduates go on to work as professional veterinarians in mixed small animal, farm animal or equine practice. In Ireland, most of the positions available are in mixed veterinary practice. With the current, rapidly evolving economy, the structure of the profession is changing with a move towards larger and more specialist practices.

Veterinarians also play important roles in the protection of public health, in research into diseases, and in other areas such as conservation and wildlife protection. 

Increasing numbers of graduates are pursuing research in both the public and private sectors.





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