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Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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Tracey Roche

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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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code CELTX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required in the electronics and engineering sectors. While the programme covers many of the theoretical aspects of electronics, students also gain hands-on experience in the use of technologies particularly those involving the use of electronics and digital electronics. In electronic work, engineers provide a wide variety of products used in the modern world. These include personal computers, digital televisions, heating control systems, games consoles and mobile phones.

What will you Study?

This programme is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required in the electronics and engineering sectors. While the programme covers many of the theoretical aspects of electronics, students also gain hands-on experience in the use of technologies particularly those involving the use of electronics and digital electronics. In electronic work, engineers provide a wide variety of products used in the modern world. These include personal computers, digital televisions, heating control systems, games consoles and mobile phones.

Mandatory Modules:
Electronics
Electronics Digital
Communications
Work Experience

Electives Modules:
Control Systems
Safety and Health at Work
Mathematics
Physics
Engineering Workshop Theory
Information Technology Skills
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
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.

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