Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

Read more

Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

Close

Administrative?
Administrative
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Rathmines College of Further Education
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Inchicore College of Further Education
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder
 0

DC167
Physics with Astronomy

Ed Zone

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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
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
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
415

2016 Points

415

Change
-25
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This course explores  how to apply the science of physics to unravel the mysteries of the universe. It brings together the areas of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, space science and technology.

The first two years focus on classical and modern physics, combined with various aspects of astronomy, as well as mathematics, electronics, and computing. Third year allows for more practical work experience and the final year gives time for specialisation and individual research. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on laboratory and project work, and the development of IT skills.

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
DC167 - Physics with Astronomy
DCU

From Qualifax...
Go...
DC167 - Physics with Astronomy
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:


C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

In Year Three students can either take a five day field trip to a foreign observatory or choose to work in industry or a research group as part of an INTRA placement.

Graduates find future careers in the areas of Meterology, Image Processing, Optical Instrumentation, Photonics Design and Validation, or work in the fields of Astrophysics, Space Science, and Medical Physics Organisations.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Common Entry into Science DCU 
Computing with Data Analytics IT Tallaght - ITT 
Common Entry into Actuarial and Financial Mathematical Sciences DCU 
Arts - Mathematics TCD 
Applied Physics DCU 
Physics with Energy & Enviroment DIT 
Mathematics TCD 
Theoretical Physics TCD 
Nanoscience, physics and chemistry of advanced materials TCD 
Data Science DCU 
Arts - Mathematics University College Dublin (NUI) - UCD 
Data Analytics and Big Data Dublin Business School - DBS 
Science - (Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences) UCD (NUI) 
Industrial Mathematics DIT 
Industrial and Environmental Physics DIT 
Arts - Statistics University College Dublin (NUI) - UCD 
Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering DIT 
Physics with Biomedical Sciences Dublin City University - DCU 
Mathematical Sciences DIT 
Physics Technology DIT 
Science with Nanotechnology DIT 
Actuarial Mathematics DCU 
Earth Sciences TCD 
Physics with Astronomy DCU 


Download our
CAOCalc
Points Calculator
and Course Search App pointsCalcImage
Download CAOCalc on the app store Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store