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Course Code:
DC161
Title:
Analytical Science
College:
DCU
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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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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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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2013 Points

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