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On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.
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WD177
Science General

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The BSc in Science was designed as a common entry course for the student who has a keen interest in science, but is unsure of which area they would like to specialise in. This programme gives the student a flavour of a variety of different scientific disciplines, allowing them to keep their options open when applying to study science at third level.

The modules of this programme offer an introduction to biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing. Elective modules are also offered in specialised areas such as Food Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology. The student can get a taste of what is involved in each of these areas, before making a more informed choice as to which area they would like to specialise in for their degree.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Upon completion of Year 1 of the BSc in Science, students have the choice of progressing into the second year of any of the following degree courses that run in the Chemical & Life Sciences Department at WIT:
• BSc in Agricultural Science
• BSc in Pharmaceutical Science
• BSc in Applied Biology
• BSc in Food Science with Business



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