Engineering

Engineering career options

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY DEGREE CIVIL ENGINEERING ?

The Irish construction industry has shown significant and sustained growth over the past decade, and projections for investment in both the public and private sector for infrastructure projects, housing, the spatial strategy and decentralisation indicates slower but sustained growth in the medium to long term.

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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY DEGREE QUANTITY SURVEYING ?

The Irish construction industry has shown significant and sustained growth over the past decade. Projections for investment in both the public and private sector for infrastructure projects, housing, the spatial strategy and decentralisation indicates slower but sustained growth in the medium to long term. To further your career long term it is worthwhile considering contacting the relevant professional body for your profession and working towards any requirements they have.

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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY DEGREE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ?

Mechanical Engineering is a very broadly based discipline, and following the degree programme, students from IT Sligo are prepared for careers in many industrial sectors, including such diverse areas as Manufacturing, Electronics, Chemical Processing, Research, Design Consultancy, Materials Processing and Industrial Maintenance. There are a large number of career paths within the mechanical engineering profession.

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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY DEGREE IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING ?

Graduates in Electronics Engineering can find employment in a wide range of industries. These include: the electrical and electronics industry – e.g. robotics, digital technology, automotive, telecommunications, electronics consultancies and electronic equipment manufacturers; other engineering industries – e.g. aerospace, energy, chemical and marine; non-electrical organisations – e.g. helping implement and maintain computer systems, telecommunications and other technical equipment; utility companies – e.g. gas, electricity and water; research establishments, both academic and commercial;

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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY DEGREE IN MECHATRONICS ?

The study of Mechatronics is multi disciplined and as a result graduates of this course have various options on completion of their course. The combination of electronic, mechanical and software engineering means that graduates are equally capable of working within the service sector as they would be in the manufacturing sector. Graduates of this course are exposed to some of the most modern manufacturing techniques and technology available in the country. See specs below for further information and to give you an idea of the many potential career options available.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY DEGREE IN MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY ENGINEERING ?

During the last twenty years interest in Manufacturing and Quality Assurance and its practice, both preventative and detective, has grown enormously. Quality has become the most important variable in the marketing mix and regularly surpasses price as the prime consideration in the purchasing decisions of many companies and consumers.

Virtually all manufacturing organisations now employ quality professionals as a key part of their operation in mechanical engineering, civil, chemical, electrical and electronic engineering, as well as the pharmaceutical, textile, chemical, and food and drink industries. The emphasis on quality has grown in the last ten years and will continue to increase in importance in all industries and across the private and public sectors with many organisations currently diverting increased resources to support QA as many of their operational environments are highly regulated.

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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS WITH MY DEGREE IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE ?

Interior Architects and designers typically work for architectural practices or design consultancies (interior or multidisciplinary). Many are also self-employed, although it is uncommon to set up your own business without first getting experience and building up a reputation and list of contacts.

Potential clients may be in the public sector, or in private industry and commerce, and include: hotel and leisure industries, local government bodies, retailers, theatre, TV and film companies. Increasingly, however, more opportunities exist working for domestic customers in the expanding field of house interiors. This may include the restoration and/or maintenance of historically important buildings.

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