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Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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DT111
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics

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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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This programme prepares students for a career in the construction industry. It is designed for those who wish to work as quantity surveyors and economic advisors/managers in the construction industry or as building development co-ordinators and managers.

Students will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the framework within which the construction industry operates, namely the technical, economic, legal, financial, managerial and administrative framework. They will also have gained a detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialised areas of cost and value management, tender documentation, procurement, construction administration and management.

They will have gained the ability to manage their own learning, in order that they may act in their employment in variable and unfamiliar contexts, and to do so with a clear understanding of the professional and ethical issues involved.

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CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology


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Graduates normally enter the job market as Graduate Quantity Surveyors who can work for general contractors, subcontractors, private practice consultants, local authorities or any employer that manages costs that are related to new building, civil engineering project, mechanical and electrical installations, oil or gas industry or refurbishment projects.

The common theme is that they seek to minimise costs while creating quality projects. Graduates of this programme are very versatile with transferable skills who can enter into a variety of complimentary careers, such as, loss adjusting, legal profession, project management and property management to name a few.




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