Engineers Ireland urges Leaving Cert Students in Tipperary to Engineer Their Future

Students encouraged to select an accredited engineering course prior to CAO Change of Mind deadline

As the CAO Change of Mind deadline approaches on 1st July, Engineers Ireland has urged Leaving Cert students in Tipperary to engineer their future and consider a career in engineering.

As a career, engineering offers a chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. Engineers have a critically important role in society and help solve many global issues, for example, through the development of new renewable energy concepts, autonomous vehicles and cutting-edge communications technologies.

Encouraging more students to consider a career in engineering, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, commented:

“As the economy recovers, critical skills shortages are emerging in the engineering and technology sectors. There is huge demand for engineers of all kinds, from civil to support the country’s critical infrastructure needs to mechanical, electrical and those specialising in chip design and process automation. There is also a need for a more diverse workforce and it has never been more important to inspire and encourage more people, especially young women, to study engineering at third level and to choose a career in engineering”.

Students reviewing their CAO selection prior to the 1st July deadline are urged to check the Engineers Ireland database of accredited programmes, which covers levels 6, 7 and 8, to ensure their chosen engineering course meets the highest of international standards. Students can view Engineers Ireland’s list of accredited programmes by visiting: www.engineersireland.ie/membership

Students can change their CAO preferences by logging on to www.cao.ie before 17.15 on 1st July.

 

About Engineers Ireland 

Engineers Ireland is one of the largest representative bodies in Ireland, with 23,000 engineers.  The membership incorporates all disciplines of the engineering profession across public and private industry, academic institutions and engineering students.

 

Accreditation

Engineers Ireland has formally accredited engineering degree programmes in the Republic of Ireland since 1982.  There are currently over 100 engineering courses on offer at third level all across Ireland, but not all of them are accredited by Engineers Ireland. Accreditation by Engineers Ireland means that a third-level engineering course has an official ‘stamp of approval’ that can boost the employability of graduates at home and abroad. (Engineers Ireland is an internationally recognised representative body for professional engineers in Ireland, and the leading organisation for accreditation of engineering courses.)

For more information on accreditation visit: http://www.steps.ie/Students/accredited-courses

 

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