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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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CR007
Analytical and Pharmaceutical 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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3 Years
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Applied chemistry involves using chemical substances and reactions to solve practical problems.

This course provides the knowledge and skills used to practice chemistry in a laboratory environment. The course is evenly split between lab work and lectures.


 
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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
CETXX    Electronic Technology
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare

Essential Module Requirements:

Five merits or better in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include:
C20011 or 5N2747 or C20048 or 5N1460


Plus a pass in C20139 or 5N1833 or LC Maths

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Opportunities as science technician in chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Firms involved in the production of food, drink, agrochemicals, fertilisers, polymers, paints, dyestuff, metals and toiletries recruit chemistry graduates for lab work or for sales and marketing. Follow on Level 8 Degree available.



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