ENGINEERING STUDENT CAREER PROGRAMMEOverview of Engineering Practice in a Working Environment
This student level course is designed to give participants an appreciation of the role of an engineer in a working environment. The aim of this programme is to aid students in deciding which branch of engineering within their chosen discipline that they want to pursue to as a career (consultancy, R&D, local government etc). Student will gain an understanding of the day-to-day functions involved in working as an engineer.
Participants should be in full time education in a faculty of engineering at a third level institution.
Engineering Students from the following core disciplines: Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Chemical, Civil.
The duration of this course can be tailored to suit individual requirements, but is typically between 5 and 10 days. Presentations of shorter duration can also be accommodated. Code: CD0909 Assessed and certified by: CDGA (tutors all Institute of Engineers chartered).
This is a classroom based course with a tutor present throughout. The intended instruction breakdown is:
Introduction to Engineering as a career. Overview of typical engineering job functions with the aid of diagrams, drawings, photographs and video. Overview of the different engineering disciplines and important considerations when deciding in which branch of engineering the student may wish to follow as a career. Describe the main requirements outlined in engineering standards. Highlight what the main standards are and how they can be applied in a practical working environment. Outline the basic requirements for risk evaluation, system design, installation details, testing and documentation.
Introduction to calculations applicable to engineering systems. Consider the various scenarios that require calculations to be carried out. Introduction to the various tools used for calculations purposes. The role of software and computer aired design in engineering. Roadmap for Continuous professional development (CPD) for engineers after graduation. Review of Professional ethics and conduct expected in the engineering profession. Role of the engineer in shaping government policy. Membership of Professional Engineering Bodies and engineering titles. Illustration of how appropriate theoretical and practical methods are applied to the analysis and solution of engineering problems. Career progression of an engineer to a managerial position. Introduction to project management techniques. Discussion of the impact of engineering on the environment. Health and Safety requirements in the engineering sector. Dispute resolution in the engineering industry. Overview of sample engineering projects.
Patrick Moriarty Patrick is an experienced project engineer with 25 years experience as a professional engineer in process industries, power generation, training and consultancy. He has bachelors degree in electrical engineering and he is a chartered engineer. He has worked extensively with a number of global process industry companies and he has provided high level technical advice on a variety of advanced engineering topics. He has excellent skills in training and presentation.
Patrick O Connell He is an electrical engineer with over 18 years experience in detailed engineering design. He has worked throughout the world as a consulting engineer in the pharmaceutical, power generation and petro-chemical sectors. He has a strong background in technical training delivery � both in industry and in the 3rd level education sector. He combines excellent technical knowledge with superb instructor skills.