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Mechatronic Engineer

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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Course Code(s):  5M0828 CEO7
QQI Award Code:  5M0828 eBusiness
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0828 CEO7
QQI Award Code 5M0828 eBusiness
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to equip the learner with a high level of practical knowledge, skill and competence within a range of subjects related to the Digital Marketing, eBusiness, and ICT industry. There is an emphasis on eBusiness, the internet, web development, social media, digital marketing, creative design and advertising.

Learners are encouraged to achieve their full potential in a practical, friendly and inclusive atmosphere, thereby inspiring confidence to put their skills into action immediately in the labour market. Learners who successfully complete the course are equipped with specialist knowledge and skills directly relevant to the digital marketing field in areas such as web and social media technologies, eBusiness and ICT. For those wishing to progress to higher education this course will provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and stimulation as a basis for their future studies and career development.

What will you Study?

eBusiness Studies 5N1369
Digital Marketing 5N1364
The Internet 5N1611
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Retail Selling 5N1619
Advertising
Web Authoring 5N1910
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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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BEBXX 5M0828

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