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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.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

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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Course Code:
CW117
Title:
Biosciences
College:
IT Carlow
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Earth Science & Environment
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Biotechnology involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products.

It includes traditional processes like brewing, cheesemaking and modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.

This course provides training in the study of production, process monitoring, and quality and control of biology, which includes the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, environmental, and biotechnological sectors.



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Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Technical, Supervisory or Management areas of the Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Environmental or Biotechnological industries.

 

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2013 Points

240

Change from 2012: 

-40

History: 2012 - 280
2011 - 270
2010 - 275
2009 - 215
2008 - 260
2007 - 220
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