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Engineer - Process

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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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Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2208 IDN
QQI Award Code 5M2208 Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Are you a creative person and curious about the design process as applied to products? Do you want to learn the skills to design an object from concept stage to design development employing graphics and model making? Enjoy sketching and coming up with sample designs? Interested in getting the technical and IT skills required to work at an entry level in this field or to progress onto further studies? With a strong emphasis on the design process, this course aims to help you develop and combine technical skills with your creative ability so that you can respond to a clients design brief with a creative solution. It is project based and will offer you the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work to advance in this field.

What will you Study?

Industrial Design is a process of design applied to products. Industrial design equips the learner to design an object from concept stage to design development employing graphics and model making. Subjects taken include: Drawing, Design Skills, 3d design materials, Computer illustrated graphics. Learners are awarded a QQI level 5 Certificate in Design on successful completion. full details are available on www.bfei.ie

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills
3D Design Materials
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
Combined Materials 5N0764
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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