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Electronic Engineer

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Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).
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Junior Cycle - Home Economics

Subject Group: Social
These subjects explore common issues faced by all people living in society. They develop the skills and knowledge used to manage personal resources and guide human behaviour.

Brief Description:

Home Economics is a subjectwhere you will learn how to take care of yourself, others, your home and your environment. As Home Economics is a very practical subject, you will carry out a lot of activities in school and at home.


How will Home Economics be useful to me?

In Leaving Certificate Home Economics you will study the core areas in greater detail:

  • Food Studies
  • ResourceManagement and Consumer Studies
  • Social Studies.

You will also choose to study an elective area:

  • Home Design and Management
  • Textiles, Fashion and Design
  • Social Studies.



Note: A new Junior Cycle Home Economics curriculum is scheduled to commence in September 2018.



Course Outline
View / Download Home Economics Factsheet [pdf file]
View / Download full curriculum [pdf file]
http://www.pdst.ie/jc/homeeconomics

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