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Pre University Science / Agricultural Science

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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding world of quality food production. Food scientists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer. This course will develop the students knowledge of food production, development, preparation, safe handling and marketing. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the science award and continue to third level to study agricultural science. Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines to the production of quality food.

What will you Study?

What is Pre University Science?

This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or physical science. The mathematics element allows students to bring their mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in UCD, TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, DIT, IT Blanchardstown, UCC as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example there are up to 24 places in Maynooth University, 20 places in UCD and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.

Food Chemistry 5N2748
Mathematics
Food Processing
Nutrition
MicroBiology 5N0737
Communications 5N0690
Biology 5N2746
Work Experience 5N1356
Laboratory Techniques
Physics 5N1460
Chemistry
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASFX 5M5267

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Sample Careers

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Food Technologist   Food Scientist  
Engineer   Engineering Production Manager  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Chemical Engineer  
Medical Scientist   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist   Molecular Biologist  
Haematologist   Genetic Engineer  
Colour Technologist   Analytical Chemist  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Biomedical Scientist  
Geneticist   Biochemical Engineer  
Toxicologist   Geochemist  
Medicinal Chemist   Chemist  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Production & Process Engineer  
Petroleum Engineer   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Pharmacologist   Fragrance Chemist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Biochemist  
Dietitian   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biotechnologist   Nutritionist  
Materials Technician   Biology Laboratory Technician  
Metallurgist   Pharmacy Technician  
Laboratory Assistant   Epidemiologist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Genetic Technologist  
Laboratory Manager   Microbiologist  
Pharmacist   Laboratory Technician  
Immunologist   Patent Agent / Attorney  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Manufacturing Engineer  
Statistician / Statistician EU   Scientist  
Physicist   Computational Physicist  
Particle Physicist   Laser Physicist  
Nuclear Engineer   Acoustics Physicist  
Mathematician   Astronomer / Astrophysicist  
Nanosystems Engineer   Science Communicator  
Research Scientist   Environmental Chemist  
Gas Engineer   Botanist  
Sterilisation Engineer   Biomedical Engineer  
Test / Validation Engineer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Earth Science & Environment
Space Science & Technology
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