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Summary of Employment Patterns for all courses

These tables provide an overview of the 'First Destinations' of the 2006 cohort of UL graduates, by course. (Clicking on the individual courses gives graduate profiles and typical job titles for the course).

Primary Degree Findings for the 2006 Graduate Survey also provides more detailed information on the employment record, salary levels and locations of employment for each course. 

Summary of results for primary degree courses 2006

Degree Programme Employed In Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Aeronautical Engineering 55% 14%  13% 9% 9% 22 25
Applied Languages 28% 27% 27% 10% 10% 11 11
Applied Physics 44% 23% 33% 9 10
Biomedical and Advanced Materials 25% 13% 25% 13% 24% 8 9
Biomedical Engineering 58% 5% 26% 11% 19 21
Business Studies 75% 6% 10% 8% 1% 351 386
Business & French 74% 11% 4% 11%   27 27
Business & German 34% 17% 33%   16% 6 7
Business & Spanish 50% 50%     4 5
Computer Aided Engineering and Design 100% 2 2
Computer Engineering 57%  7% 36% 14 19
Computer Systems 45% 15% 20% 15% 5% 40 49
Electronic Engineering 50% 4% 27% 11% 8% 26 30
Electronic Systems 50% 12% 13% 25% 8 9
English and History 100% 3 3
Environmental Science 65% 5%  20% 10% 20 22
Equine Science 78% 11% 11%   19 19
European Studies 56% 11% 17% 11% 5% 18 25
Food Technology 67% 11% 11% 11%    9 9
History, Politics & Social Studies 30% 7% 58% 5% 44 47
Industrial Biochemistry 41% 29%  24%   6% 17 20
Industrial Chemistry 59% 6% 29% 6%   17 19
Info Tech & Telecom 68% 4% 21% 7% 28 33
Irish Music and Dance 89% 11% 9 9
Insurance & Euro Studies 64% 7% 15% 7% 7%  14 17
Languages & Computing 67% 17% 16%   6 9
Languages & Cultural Studies 33% 11% 39% 16% 18 25
Law (LLB) 60%  10% 30%   10 12
Law & Accounting 69% 2%  25% 2% 2%  46 51
Law & Euro Studies 22% 3% 58% 10% 7% 59 67
Liberal Arts 39% 2% 50% 3% 6% 127 160
Manufacturing Engineering 67%   16% 6% 11% 18 21
Manufacturing Systems 47% 8% 15% 15% 15% 14 17
Mathematics, Science and Computing 45% 36% 18% 11 15
Mechanical Engineering 69% 13% 13% 5% 56 65
Mechanical Engineering and German 100% 1 1
New Media and English 25% 50% 25% 4 5
Nursing 86% 10% 2% 2%   42 55
Nursing (Mental Health) 96% 4% 28 31
Nursing (Intellectual Disability) 95% 5% 19 22
Nursing (Intensive) 92% 8% 13 19
Physiotherapy 91% 5% 4% 23 26
Production Management 64% 9% 18% 9% 11 17
Public Administration 60% 2% 28% 4% 6% 54 62
Sports & Exercise Science 57% 34% 6% 3% 33 43
Wood Science & Technology 37% 37% 26%   11 12
Overall Average 63% 6% 22% 6% 3% 1349 1568

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Summary of results for teacher education courses

Degree Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Biological Science 81% 15% 4% 27 27
Materials & Construction 92% 2% 2%  4% 51 65
Materials and Engineering 91% 5% 4% 22 26
Physical Education 93% 3% 2%  2% 59 68
Physical Science 60% 40% 5 5
Overall Average 90% 2% 5% 1% 2% 163 191

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Summary of results for certificates and diplomas

Certificates and Diplomas Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Cert in Equine Science 25%   75% 4 8
Cert Mature Access 8% 84% 8% 24 24
Dip in Equine Science 67%  17%  17%   6 12
Dip in Nursing (Mental Health) 100%       1 1
Overall Average 50% 4% 40% 6% 35 45

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Summary of results for graduate diploma courses

Graduate Diploma Programme Employed In Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Advanced Materials 100% 1 2
Business Administration 61% 9% 17% 9% 4% 23 27
Chemical Engineering 71%   29%   7 9
Computer Aided Engineering Product Design 100% 1 1
Computer Engineering 67% 33% 3 5
Computing 50%   50% 4 5
Entrepreneurship Management 50% 50% 2 6
Education (Business) 70% 26% 4% 27 30
Education (Languages) 100% 6 11
Education (Music) 73% 14% 9% 4% 22 28
Education (Technology) 90% 10% 10 12
Midwifery Studies 94% 6% 17 19
Nursing (Adult Respiratory Care) 67% 33% 3 3
Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions) 33% 67% 9 12
Nursing (Rehab of the Older Person) 100% 6 6
Public Administration 100% 1 1
Quality Management 75% 25% 8 19
Software Localisation 100%   1 2
Technical Communication 67% 33% 3 5
Technical Writing (DE) 100% 7 9
Overall Average 71% 11% 16% 1% 1% 161 212

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Summary of results for taught masters courses

Taught Masters Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Biomedical Engineering 50% 25% 25% 8 10
Chant & Ritual Song 60% 20% 20% 5 5
Classical String Performance 0 2
Community Music 75% 13% 12% 8 10
Computer Aided Engineering 100% 1 1
Computer & Communication Systems 14% 14% 43% 29% 7 14
Computer Integrated Manufacturing 67% 33% 3 3
Dance Performance 67% 17% 17% 6 6
Education Leadership 100% 2 2
E-Learning 67% 22% 11% 9 12
ELT 80% 20% 5 9
Entrepreneurship Management 82% 9%      9% 11 14
European & Comparative Law 67% 4% 29% 24 29
European Integration 56% 11% 22% 11% 9 12
Ethnochoreology 100% 1 2
Ethnomusicology 50% 50% 2 6
Financial Services 88% 4% 4% 4% 23 27
History 71% 14% 14% 7 9
History of Art and Architecture 100% 4 7
History of the Family 100% 2 4
HRM 100% 8 12
Interactive Multimedia 82% 18% 11 15
International Studies 50% 13% 6% 6% 25% 16 20
International Tourism 40% 27% 7% 13% 13% 15 25
Irish Traditional Music Performance 90% 8% 13 22
MA sa Ghaeilge 100% 7 12
Modern English Literature /
French
70% 20% 10% 10 12
Music Technology 89% 11% 9 19
Music/Dance Programmes (Combined) 73% 7% 12% 5% 3% 42 63
Occupational Therapy 100% 18 23
Peace & Development Studies 33% 50% 17% 6 10
Public Administration 100% 1 2
Sociology 100%   2 2
Software Engineering 100% 7 12
Software Localisation 100% 1 1
Speech & Language Therapy 100% 21 23
Technical Communication 100% 2 2
VLSI Systems 100%   1 2
Women's Studies 50% 50%  2 2
Overall Average for Higher Degrees 75% 8% 10% 2% 5%  329  463

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Summary of results for research masters courses

Research  Masters Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average for Higher Degrees

73%

18%

6%

3%

 

34

45

Summary of results for PhD courses

PhD Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not Available Seeking Employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average for Higher Degrees

75%

15%

1%

6%

3%

67

91

 

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