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Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process

Intel

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Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.

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DT354
Business Computing

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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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Graduates of this programme will have a combination of technical, business and interpersonal skills that are generally understood as being important to industry, and are in constant demand by employers.

The technical skills include a high level of proficiency in Object-Oriented Software Development through Java and Ruby.

Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Project Management and Work Placement all develop the individual’s personal effectiveness in the workplace while Business and Information Systems topics provide a framework for workplace effectiveness.

Students can avail of a 6 month placement in the 3rd year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid.


The programme combines computer studies, particularly software development with business subjects. The computing part of the programme comprises 70% of the content and is studied from a business perspective rather than a purely technical perspective. The objective is to develop a skilled IT professional with strong software and related skills and a good knowledge of how businesses function.

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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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  5M0529  Software Development
  5M17817  Software Development
CITXX    Information Technology


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
CITXX - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Five Distinctions which must include:


B20012 - Database Methods

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing


5M0529 / 5M17817
Five Distinctions which must include:


5N0783 - Database Methods

5N0541/5N17785And one from:


5N0556/5S17694
5N0554/5N17782
LCE Maths at OC3

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The BSc Business Computing opens up a wide range of career opportunities in software or more general IT roles. These in turn can lead to career opportunities in IT or more general project management as well as a wide range of technical roles.

Career possibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Chief information Officer
IT Manager
Business Development Manager
IT Architect
Information Systems Consultant
Business Process Analyst

 



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