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LC264
Environmental and Analytical Science

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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This three year bio-analytical programme is focused on developing a science graduate with a greater understanding of the environment and the associated pressures of industrial activities.

The programme teaches students to sample specific aspects of the environment; isolate and identify the presence of toxic chemicals (within that ecosystem) and propose remediation solutions including a plan for continuous monitoring and management.

This programme is over 50% based in Field & Laboratory Analysis (FLA) and students complete a research project in an area of their choice which is directed by them and supervised by an expert. This programme is under pinned by core subjects in the area of Environmental Science; Biology/Microbiology, Bio-toxicology, Analytical Instrumentation, Pollution Control and Quality Management.

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LC264 - Environmental and Analytical Science
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LC264 - Environmental and Analytical Science
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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  • Environmental Auditor
  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Waste Water Analyst
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Quality Control Analyst



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