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DC161
Analytical Science

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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440

2014 Points

440

Change from 2013: 

-20

Points History:

2013 - 460
2012 - 460*
2011 - 425
2010 - 380
2009 - 370
2008 - 365
2007 - 355
2006 - 355
2005 - 360
2004 - 355
2003 - 345
2002 - 330
2001 - 305
2000 - 330

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Analytical Science involves examining the composition and inner workings of a material or tissue. This subject covers a broad range of sciences, including physics, maths, applied computing, and instrumentation with a particular focus on chemistry and biology.

At the end of the second year, students can opt to specialise in either biology or chemistry.industrial placement in year 3.

Entry requirement: OC3 or HC3 or better in one of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science required


 
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:

  • C20011 or 5N2747
  • C20006 or 5N2746
  • C20048 or 5N1460
  • C20139 or 5N1833
  • C20033 or 5N2751

and a pass in C20139 or 5N1833


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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The ever-increasing demand for more detailed and accurate data from within these disciplines means that the services or graduates, as trained analytical scientists, are likely to be in demand. Careers include quality control, product development, research, testing and analysis. The employment opportunities are wide in the technical or managerial sides of industry, in research and development in industry, and in government and local authorities.



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