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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

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An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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DN200 MPG
Science - (Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences)

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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 HETAC 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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A degree in science is for people who have a fascination with natural phenomena and a desire to find answers to their questions. Scientists have a natural curiosity, an ability to solve problems and a desire to explore new worlds.

The UCD Science DN200 programme offers 27 subjects categorised as follows:
Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences (BBB)
Chemistry & Chemical Sciences (CCS)
Mathematical, Physical & Geological Sciences (MPG)
No Preference (NPF).

Mathematical, Physical & Geological Sciences (MPG): This course is of interest to students who have a real love of and aptitude for Mathematics. Students study a wide range of courses before specialisaton. These include: Applied & Computational Mathematics, Finan


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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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CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology

Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
Mathematics or min O3/H6 LCE Maths

and 2 of the following 11 modules:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20016 - Electronics
or 5N1606 - Electronics

C20018 - Electronics and Digital
or 5N1774 - Electronics - Digital

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20040 - Mechanics
or 5N1638 - Mechanics

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

5N0750 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology

5N0751 - Animal Behaviour

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Placements and International Study abroad options are available in many of these courses.

An increasing amount of businesses and Industry use people with a background in mathematics to analyse problems and communicate results and ideas. The course produces graduates who are highly numerate and capable of problem solving. A highly regarded course with employers. 

Deending on their specialisation graduates find careers in:
Financial & Actuarial work, Physics, Biology, Pharmaceutical, Environmental Agencies, Computer Business,  Meterology & Climate Research, Coding and Cryptography, Software Design, Statistical & Agricultural Research, Energy Technology, Geoscience, Geological Surveying, Work with ESA or NASA.



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