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Construction Technology: Renewable Energies & Engineering

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

You will learn the essential skills of environmental construction and civil engineering, which may allow you to progress to construction, architecture and engineering courses in Higher Education or go directly to employment.

What will you Study?

Building Construction 5N1570
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Materials Science 5N1637
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Maths for Engineering
Wood Fabrication 5N1999

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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

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CCONT 5M5010

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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.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Cabinet Maker   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Structural Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Surveyor  
Site Technician   Engineering Production Manager  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Stonemason  
Industrial Abseiler   Industrial Insulator  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Gas Fitter  
Building Technician   Welder  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Geomatics Surveyor   
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Scaffolder  
Plumber   Electrician  
Construction Plant Fitter   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Carpenter / Joiner  
Construction / Building    Tiler / Tile Fitter  
Building Services Engineer   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Bricklayer   Insurance Surveyor  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Solar Physicist    Environmental Consultant  
Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster   Energy Engineer  
Geologist   Atmospheric Scientist  
Hydrologist   Mining / Geological Engineer  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager / Consultant  
Water Engineer   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Engineer   Environmental Technician  
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Officer  
Minerals / Mining Surveyor    

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

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