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Slides from CIT Guidance Counsellors Day 2013.

Each year Cork Institute of Technology holds an Information Day for Guidance Counsellors. Guidance Counsellors invited to attend the event which covers a series of information talks relating to new and exciting developments taking place in CIT. The day provides an opportunity for Guidance Counsellors to engage in an open forum and bring forth any queries or issues that they may have regarding their interaction with CIT.

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Matt Cotterell

  1. 1. New Directions in Craft Education Level 7 Degree Programmes in Centre of Craft Studies Matt Cotterell Head of School of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineering 7th November 2013
  2. 2. Craft Technology Level 7 Degrees These programmes:  Build on the strong craft tradition in CIT  Were designed in conjunction with industry to match their needs  Utilise the state-of-the-art workshop, laboratory and computer facilities in CIT  Will enable progression to suitable Level 8 degrees  Established synergies with related programmes in the Institute 12/11/2013 2
  3. 3. Typical Candidate Profile The programmes are designed for students who typically:  Have a good interest in technology-related subjects such as Construction Studies, Engineering and Technology  Are seeking a more applied hands-on programme  Have a curiosity about how products/systems are designed, operated and maintained  Have a client-oriented and customer-service approach 12/11/2013 3
  4. 4. BSc in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business CR077 The main features of the programme  Combines the skills of woodworking with business to offer the student a wide range of employment routes or further study options  Wood is a naturally derived material and students develop a good understanding of its characteristics and behaviour  Appreciate the context in which wood is used as both a structural component and as a finishing material 12/11/2013 4
  5. 5. BSc in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business CR077 Typical Job Opportunities       12/11/2013 Design/Production Technician Estimator Site Planner Material Testing Project Planner / Co-ordinator Typical employers include joinery shops, building contractors, furniture manufacturers, timber frame manufacturers/designers etc. 5
  6. 6. BSc in Craft Technology – Mechanical Services CR078  Develop a deep understanding of the components, systems and controls used in mechanical services  Mechanical Services incorporates heating/cooling systems, energy management, specialist gases, clean rooms etc.  The programme focuses on the installation, commissioning and maintenance aspects of mechanical services  Application including industrial production facilities, commercial operations (shopping centres, public buildings, leisure facilities, hotels), chemical and food processing, general building services 12/11/2013 6
  7. 7. BSc in Craft Technology – Mechanical Services CR078 Typical Job Opportunities        12/11/2013 Service Technician/Engineer Facilities Technician Project Estimator Piping/Plant Designer Project Planner / Co-ordinator Commissioning / Test Technician Typical employers include service contractors, mechanical contractors, consulting engineers, facilities departments, .. 7
  8. 8. Thank you Matt Cotterell Head of School of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineer 7th November 2013