Engineering is a broad, diverse field of study that encompasses various fields. They are united by their purpose, which is the practical application of science and maths to real world problems, particularly to building and manufacturing. The field is bigger than just charted engineers, their work is supported by experienced technicians and specialist operations staff.
The four main branches of engineering are chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical. But there is a vast number of areas to specialise in, if you’re interested in flight you can work as an aeronautical engineer while an interest in sound could lead to acoustical engineering. Working as an engineer requires many years of study, but there are roles as technicians with less demands. Many engineers will work on manufacturing processes, optimising the machinery and processes that manufacture goods.
Electrical engineering involves large-scale electrical systems such as power transmission and motor control. Electronic Engineering on the other hand is generally smaller in scale, involving the precision designing of electronic circuits that use components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes and transistors.
Mechanical engineers work with machines. They are involved at all stages of their lifecycle, including designing, manufacturing and maintaining them as well as guiding their operation.
Roads, bridges, airports, railways and other significant construction projects are built and maintained with the input of civil engineers.
Manufacturing and industrial engineers take on the complex task of producing goods in large numbers. They are problem-solvers who make the entire process involved in manufacturing and distributing a product more efficient.
Many industries depend on chemical processes, particularly manufacturing and natural resource industries. These processes require chemical engineers who can safely design and execute design chemical processes.
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The engineering sector itself is made up of a wide range of companies providing a diverse range of products and services.
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Students can study mechanical engineering at Level 6, 7 or 8 in colleges across Ireland. Alternatively, students can study an undenominated engineering degree and then specialise in mechanical engineering in the final year of the course.
Civil engineers in Ireland usually qualify with an academic degree studied for over four or five years.
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Opportunities for people who have finished their leaving certificate exist in manufacturing as Manufacturing Team Members. All of our engineering opportunities require suitable candidates to have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree.
One of the main opportunities for school leavers is the ESB Apprenticeship Programme. This programme offers you on the job learning as well as classroom based learning. The ESB Graduate Development Programme is widely recognised as one of the best around offering structured rotations, excellent training and development opportunities and professional accreditation.