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Claire Hanrahan

Auditor

CRH plc

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Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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MH101
Arts - Computer Science

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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.

Career Opportunities
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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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327

2017 Points

327

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You will study a range of different aspects of computer science (such as databases, programming, operating systems and networks, web and mobile programming and the theory of computation), and may have options to specialise in a variety of special topics such as computer vision, robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence and computer graphics.

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Maynooth University

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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  6M5012  Tourism with Business
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
  6M0691  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0529  Software Development
EBXXX    Broadcasting
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
BBMXX    Business Management
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BBMSX    Business
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BACXX    Administration - Construction
  6M5149  Broadcasting
EMMWD    Multimedia and Web Development
  6M5132  Multimedia
  6M5159  Film and Television Production
EFTVP    Film & TV Production
  6M5130  Media Production
EMPRO    Media Production
  6M5131  ?
EMXXX    Multimedia
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
  5M3371  Horsemanship
CHMSX    Horsemanship
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions Please check college website or prospectus for details of special course requirements pertaining to certain subject in Arts

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Career opportunities are many and varied, and include multimedia systems development, electronic publishing, computer-assisted translation, e-learning systems development, games development, website design and development, and software development. IT skills are also in demand in non-computing industries, such as financial services, business and administration, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.



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