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Mechanical Engineer

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Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

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Design in Multimedia Computing

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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides students with practical web design and graphic skills. Students learn technical skills while developing their creative ability, with art and design. At the end of the year students will produce websites, graphic images, web advertisements and movies. The course is largely portfolio based with some team work. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

What will you Study?

This course helps students develop practical web design skills. Students learn to use various Adobe software applications while developing thier creative ability with art and design. At the end of the year, students will produce websites, graphic images, animations and movies. This course is largely portfolio based with some team work. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Design Skills
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Web Authoring 5N1910
Image Processing 5N1292
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Communications 5N0690
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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Sample Careers

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Advertising Art Director   Textile Designer  
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Illustrator   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Industrial Designer  
Screen Printer   Taxidermist  
Packaging Designer   Craft Designer  
Ceramics Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Photographer  
Dressmaker   Camera Operator  
Fashion Designer   Film / Video Editor  
CAD Technician   Graphic Designer  
Interior Architect / Designer   Creative Director  
Animator   Architect  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Musical Instrument Technician  
Modelmaker   Glassmaker  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Instrument Craftsperson  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   French Polisher  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Producer   Games Designer  
Multimedia Designer   Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Writer   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Theatre / Television Designer  
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Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser   Transport Design Engineer  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Computers & ICT
Media & Publishing
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