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GA971
Furniture and Wood Technology (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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In the first two years of this very applied degree, students spend a considerable amount of time in the workshop learning to produce a variety of projects to a very high standard, guided by experienced and knowledgeable lecturers. Initially focusing on hand and power tools, soon students acquire knowledge and skills to operate CNC technology, laser equipment, digital manufacturing and even robotics. Students also learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and can apply those tools 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 learn the relevance of lean manufacturing, developing an appreciation of cost management, estimating and project management. Student also undertake a research project in an rea of interest to them.

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GA971 - Furniture and Wood Technology (Letterfrack)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA971 - Furniture and Wood Technology (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 are employed in a variety of wood products and furniture manufacturing companies where knowledge of manufacturing and production technologies is required. With experience, the graduate is well placed to work at supervisory and management levels.



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