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DC201
Common Entry into 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.

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4 Years
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If you like science, have an analytical mind and are competent in mathematics but unsure about which area of science to choose this common entry course is for you.

This course covers an introduction to biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Students can then choose one of the following: Analytical Science (DC161), Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DC162), Environmental Science and Technology (DC166), Physics with Astronomy (DC167), Applied Physics (DC171) Physics with Biomedical Sciences (DC173), Genetics and Cell Biology (DC168).

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

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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

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Depending on your choice of degree programme, career opportunities can include the following areas:

Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, chemical, healthcare, medical device, photonics, semiconductor, space exploration, telecommunications, engineering or education sectors.

Related industries in the science sector in Ireland include:

Food and beverage, clinical and diagnostic services, meteorology, instrumentation, medical imaging and image processing.

Job roles could be in production, quality control and assurance, testing, analytical support, regulatory affairs, design or management, statistical analysis, waste management and treatment, pollution control, environmental monitoring and management, health and safety, technical sales and marketing or research and development.

Science graduates may also find relevant job roles in the banking and finance area.



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