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I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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BN001
Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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This course provides the skills of assembly, testing, computer servicing, problem solving and decision making. The course includes subjects such as computer programming and servicing, analogue electronics, microprocessors, telecommunications, maths and computing, and industrial administration.

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BN001 - Electronics and Computer Engineering
IT Blanchardstown

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BN001 - Electronics and Computer Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or 5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology
6 or pass in LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Course aims to produce skilled technicians to work in the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of computer-Based systems.



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