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Engineer - Process

Intel

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A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.

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Professional Arts Practice - Advanced

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Course overview

Course Code 6M4029
QQI Award Code 6M4029 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is an Art, Craft & Design programme for students to advance their Art skills, whilst developing the necessary expertise to establish studios as Professional Artists/Designers/Craftspeople. There will be a high level of self exploration on the course and the students will be expected to do additional work outside course hours. The course is suitable for students who are dedicated to establishing their own studio, who have sufficient experience in their subject areas and who are well able for self directed studies at an academic level.

What will you Study?

Painting 6N3452
Drawing 6N3569
History and Appreciation of Art and Design
Combined Materials 6N3587
Communications 6N1950
Creative Application Ceramics
Sculpture
Work Experience 6N1946
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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
APAPX 6M4029

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Cartoon Animation - Advanced St. John's Central College 
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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Photographic Technician / Processing Assistant  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Craft Designer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Architect - Conservation   Digital Media Designer  
Textile Designer   Ceramics Designer  
Arts Administrator   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Illustrator   Industrial Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Creative Director  
CAD Technician   Artist  
Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
Film / Video Editor   Packaging Designer  
Graphic Designer   Taxidermist  
Architect   Animator  
Interior Architect / Designer   Camera Operator  
Ceramics Technologist   Textile & Fabric Operative  
Shoe Repairer / Cobbler   Textile Dyeing Technician  
Textile Machinery Technician   Musical Instrument Technician  
French Polisher   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Metal Engraver   Toolmaker  
Printer   Modelmaker  
Metal Fabricator   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Instrument Craftsperson   Glassmaker  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Upholsterer  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Ergonomist  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Carpenter / Joiner   Data Protection Officer  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Health & Safety Officer  
Business Systems Service Technician   Data Scientist  
Occupational Hygienist   Theatre / Television Designer  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Cartoonist  
Milliner   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Tattoo Artist   Horologist  
Locksmith   Blacksmith  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser  
Transport Design Engineer   Boat Builder  

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
Business Organisation & Management
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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