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DT010
Electrical Services Engineering

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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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The course content includes environmental control and communication, power distribution, standby generation, lighting, emergency services (lighting and fire), access control, data services, automation, building management systems and many more. As well as expertise in these areas, graduates from this programme will have expertise in the application of low carbon technologies including green generation technologies.

This course will suit students who have a keen interest in how things work and in problem solving. There is plenty of scope for exercising innovation, creativity and flair when using new technologies to solve everyday problems.

Green building technology, efficient use of energy and sustainability are all areas that are addressed. The programme also includes modules covering project management, refrigeration, heating, ventilation & air-conditioning as well as renewable plant technologies.


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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M17814  Computer Systems & Networks
ACADX  5M1940  Computer Aided Design
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CSSTX  5M2109  Security Systems Technology
  5M2564  Computer Network & Maintenance
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology


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Electrical Services Engineers enjoy a very varied, interesting work environment.

There are many areas in which graduates can develop an interest and subsequently specialise. These include working in an electrical design office for a consulting engineer, as engineering systems support in the manufacturing sector, technical sales support, project management, energy and environmental control or in the provision of industrial services. The work invariably involves both office based and site/location activity.

 



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