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Environmental Officer

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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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Sustainable Technology

Course Code(s):  6M4989
QQI Award Code:  6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

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Course overview

Course Code 6M4989
QQI Award Code 6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Overview This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in Engineering, Building Services Management, Industrial Design or Architecture related areas. Students will use the most relevant BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for these industries, including Revit.

The course also aims to develop an understanding of Sustainable/Green Building Technology and Design, introduces Building Energy Rating (BER), the associated software (DEAP) and other related topics.

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing and Presentation
Computer Aided Draughting
Building Technology and Design
Communications
Work Experience
Environmental Studies
Computer Aided Design- 3D
Surveying
Green Building
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
AATDX 6M4989

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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.
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Cartographer   
Arborist   Forester - Professional  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Engineer   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer - Structural   Acoustic Consultant  
Production Manager - Engineering   Surveyor  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Scaffolder   Facilities Manager  
Site Engineer   Welder  
Industrial Insulator   Gas Fitter  
Building Technician   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Geomatics Surveyor  
Stonemason   Insulation Workers  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Bricklayer  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Engineer - Building Services   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Carpenter / Joiner  
Electrician   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Insurance Surveyor   Army Apprentice  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Tiler/Fitter  
Geochemist   Molecular Biologist  
Biochemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Particle Physicist  
Marine Scientist   Oceanographer  
Marine Biologist   Hydrographic Surveyor  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Solar Physicist  
Environmental Consultant   Atmospheric Scientist  
Engineer - Energy   Geologist  
Hydrologist   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Engineer - Environmental   Geoscientist  
Energy Manager/Consultant   Engineer - Water  
Soil Scientist   Environmental Technician  
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Officer  
Recycling Officer    Environmental Scientist  
Botanist   Ecologist  
Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon   Timber Technologist  
Surveyor - Minerals / Mining    

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.
Earth Science & Environment
Building, Construction & Property
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI