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Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Science Applied - Laboratory Techniques

Course Code(s):  5M3807 ASLT
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807 ASLT
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year comprehensive programme provides a solid foundation in the laboratory sciences. The programme aims to provide both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare learners for further studies leading to a career in science.

What will you Study?

Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Chemistry 5N2747
Biology 5N2746
Physics 5N1460
Mathematics
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Anatomy and Physiology
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASLT 5M3807

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Related Career Sectors

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Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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