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BN012
Computer Engineering

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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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Computer and software engineering involves developing new software and hardware for computers by combining the skills of both electronic engineering and computer science. They design, produce and test programmes, networks, chips, and processors.

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BN012 - Computer Engineering
IT Blanchardstown

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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 pass in LCE Maths

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Qualified as Technicians and Engineers and can find a satisfying career in Design, Installation, Testing, Telecommunications, Research and Development.



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