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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Engineering - DN150
With a degree in engineering you will make a real difference in the world and you will be responsible for solving real world problems. Engineering is suited to those who have an enquiring mind and a desire to innovate. Engineers are involved in all aspects of life such as developing alternative or new sources of energy, inventing life-saving medical devices and creating new modes of communication.

By choosing to study engineering at UCD you will have a very wide range of engineering specialisations from which to choose from, such as Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering with Architecture, Optical Engineering, Biosystems and Food Engineering. Whatever area you choose to specialise in we place considerable emphasis on the mastery of analytical skills and the use of quantitative methods. Study is based on solid mathematical, scientific and engineering principles.