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Engineer - Carbon

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People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Media Studies

Course Code(s):  5M5048
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5048
QQI Award Code 5M5048 Creative Media
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to think imaginatively and bring their ideas to life through a creative and artistic approach. It is designed to afford students the opportunity to become familiar with the various fields of journalism, digital photography, games studies, advertising and digital image design.

Successful candidates will acquire a broad range of skills, which will qualify them to either progress to higher education or to work in a range of digital media industries.

What will you Study?

Digital Photography 5N1270
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Work Experience 5N1356
Image Processing 5N1292
Media Analysis 5N1298
Communications 5N0690
Advertising 5N0748
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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5M5048

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