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If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.
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MH304
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).

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Broad entry with unrestricted choice to pursue engineering degree options in any of the following streams:

Computer Engineering (MH304 COE)
Electronic Engineering (MH304 EEG)
Communications Engineering (MH304 COM).
You can also choose the open choice stream (MH304 OPC).



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Our honours degree programme in Electronic Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI) and is recognised internationally. Graduates of the BE (hons) degree are eligible for membership of the Institute. Honours graduates are also eligible for associate membership of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (AMIEE) in the UK and membership of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE) in the USA. Students can work in silicon chip manufacturing and design (e.g. Intel), communication companies and in the development of products closely combining hardware and software.

Students now have the opportunity to graduate after 5 years with an ME in Electronic Engineering (masters level). This degree will exempt holders from any further written examination on the path to qualifying as a Chartered Engineer.

Beyond electronic engineering, our graduates have the software skills to work in most software companies, and the problem solving and mathematical skills for many roles in the financial and management sectors.



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