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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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SG337
Electronic and 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 HETAC 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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This three-year course provides a solid foundation in engineering science and applied mathematics, addresses general electronic engineering technologies and has a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on modules and project work in both hardware and software. Students become competent in embedded programming, data communications, digital signal processing and mobile applications, and learn to work effectively as problem solvers in a team environment.

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SG337 - Electronic and Computer Engineering
IT Sligo

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SG337 - Electronic and Computer Engineering
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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 C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates work in a variety of areas, including medical devices, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, automotive and consumer electronics. Work is typically focused on designing new products, maintaining and testing electronic equipment and coming up with technical solutions to solve operating problems.



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