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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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TA213
Mechanical 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.

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3 Years
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The programme concentrates on skills and knowledge that have been identified as being important in the mechanical engineering industry. Analysis, design, manufacture and maintenance are core areas of study and application on this programme. Students also become familiar with complete engineering systems used in the production of consumer goods or mechanical instruments or devices used in the computer, medical or consumer areas.

Students will still gain considerable skills conducting laboratory work in a wide range of engineering subjects but there is a stronger emphasis placed on the analytical tools used in engineering to solve problems. 

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TA213 - Mechanical Engineering
IT Tallaght

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TA213 - Mechanical Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics"
or 6N3395 - Mathematics"
at Distinction Level (or OC1 in LCE Maths)

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In the present busy industrial environment there are excellent opportunities in the mechanical engineering field. The position of the technician engineer will involve the application of design ideas related to the delivery of the prototype and the confirmation that the prototype operates within the required specifications outlined initially. The technician will be mainly concerned with the fabrication, operation, testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the equipment. Engineers, technician engineers and technicians come together to form an important team which can design, apply theory in real situations and maintain the performance of complex equipment



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