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Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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GA970
Furniture Design and Manufacture (Letterfrack)

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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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3 Years
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Students get an opportunity to develop skills in both traditional and advanced manufacturing techniques and learn how to apply the design process from concept right through to fully finished furniture projects using hardwoods and other materials. Student also learn design for manufacture principles using computer aided design, CNC technology, laser equipment and 3D printing using state of the art equipment in our dedicated machinehalls and computer laboratories.

All students undertake a twenty-week full time Work Placement in third year in industry. In fourth year of the honours degree students acquire professional skills enabling them to work at higher levels within companies and students undertake a design development project, learn about entrepreneurship, the design profession and project management. Student also undertake a major research project in an rea of interest to them.

Furniture Design & Manufacture
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GA970 - Furniture Design and Manufacture (Letterfrack)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA970 - Furniture Design and Manufacture (Letterfrack)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates with a broad range of skills and competencies function at different levels within the furniture industry. They usually operate at junior management level where, with a complementary mix of design and manufacturing knowledge, they can contribute to: manufacturing, new product development, prototyping, 3D modelling and the generation of detailed presentations and working drawings.

Graduates can also seek positions as cabinet/furniture makers in craft-based industry and, after gaining industrial experience, can go on to establish their own businesses.



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