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You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.

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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Waterford College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code CELTX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Electronic technology is the driving force behind the development of the worlds information technology. It develops the way electricity is used to control equipment in the fields of medicine, communications, computing, manufacturing, security, business and entertainment.

This full-time course prepares students for a career in the electrical or electronic industries, as well as facilitting entry into a range of engineering disciplines at third level.

What will you Study?

Electronics Digital
Electronics Analogue
Intruder Alarms and Access Control
Maths for Engineering
Communications
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Computer Aided Design
Materials Science
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