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DT203
Forensic and Environmental Chemistry

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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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This course is a chemistry programme with modules specialising in forensic and environmental topics. Graduates will have a rigorous scientific training, be good at problem solving and have expert laboratory skills suitable for any career in the Forensic or Environmental sector as well as Pharmaceutical / Chemical industries.

If you are interested in pursuing this course of study, you will need an interest in science as well as an interest in solving problems. The first year of the programme provides an introduction to science as well as an introductory module on forensic and environmental chemistry. In second year, the relevant core chemistry topics are taught as well as some specialised modules in forensic and environmental chemistry.

In the final two years, the emphasis is on forensic and environmental chemistry and includes case studies and development of team-work and critical analysis skills. A six month work placement features between years 3 and 4.

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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
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including :


C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or C20022 - Food Chemistry
or 5N2748 - Food Chemistry


and one from the following:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics


plus a PASS in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths OB3

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The exciting career paths open to a graduate of this programme are varied and include monitoring environmental pollution, chemical analysis and forensic analysis. Careers can be in:
Environmental monitoring - monitoring levels of pollutants in air, water and soil
Chemical analysis - characterisation of complex mixtures
Forensic analysis - chemical analysis employed to assist in solving crime

Such careers can be in environmental laboratories, State laboratories, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, cosmetic and food companies and forensic laboratories.



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