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TR071
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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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4 Years
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For the first two years, students learn the fundamental sciences. They then select one of sixteen specialist areas to study for the final two years.

2 HC, required from any of Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Applied Maths, Biology, or Agricultural Science


 
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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


Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions (i.e. 80% or greater) in a minimum of five modules in the Qualification which must include:
C21039/5N1833 Mathematics

And three of the following modules:

C20006/5N2746 Biology
OR C20041/5N0737 Microbiology
C20011/5N2747 Chemistry
OR C20022/5N2748 Food Chemistry
C20048/5N1460 Physics
C20033/5N2751 Laboratory Skills

In addition students must have taken and passed G20001/5N0690 Communications.

It is expected that there will be up to 10 places on TR071 for students presenting FETAC qualifications.


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Wide range of careers in research and product development, quality control, technical management, marketing, distribution management in pharmaceutical, chemical and the food industry.



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