aims of this section are that students will
an appreciation of the significant changes that have taken place in
Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry.
that Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry is increasingly dynamic
that manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland has to be sustainably
developed in order to ensure its long-term viability.
the end of this unit students will be able to:
that the nature of Northern Ireland's industry is undergoing a transformation
from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy.
different categories of employment.
that manufacturing involves the processing of raw materials as well
as the processing of other manufactured products.
the factors that influence the location of manufacturing industry.
some of the major industries in Northern Ireland and the products that
that Northern Ireland's manufacturing base has changed significantly
over time due to a wide range of influences.
that waste production is a consequence of the manufacturing process
and must be managed carefully.
that hi-tech industry is of increasing significance in Northern Ireland.
that products manufactured in Northern Ireland are used all over the
that manufacturing industry must be sustainably developed to ensure
its future survival.