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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Pre University Science


Course Code(s):  5M3807 5M5267
QQI Award Code:  5M5267 Food Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding world of quality food production. Food scientists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer.

This course will develop the students knowledge of food production, development, preparation, safe handling and marketing. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the science award and continue to third level to study agricultural science. Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines to the production of quality food.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Food Chemistry
Mathematics
Food Processing
Nutrition
Microbiology
Communications
Biology
Work Experience
Laboratory Techniques
Physics
Chemistry

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
Food Scientist   Landscape Scientist  
Landscape Manager   Geotechnician  
Food Technologist   Archaeologist  
Food Safety Consultant   Horticultural Scientist  
Forester - Professional   Agricultural Scientist  
Horticultural Manager   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Brewer   Agricultural Adviser  
Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Agricultural Mechanic   Engineer  
Production Manager - Engineering   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Genetic Engineer   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Toxicologist   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Geochemist   Engineer - Petroleum  
Engineer - Biochemical   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Medicinal Chemist   Fragrance Chemist  
Haematologist   Biomedical Scientist  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Colour Technologist  
Industrial Chemist   Geneticist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Chemist  
Pharmacologist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Engineer - Chemical   Molecular Biologist  
Analytical Chemist   Biotechnologist  
Biochemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Materials Technician  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Metallurgist  
Microbiologist   Pharmacist  
Genetic Technologist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Epidemiologist   Laboratory Manager  
Laboratory Technician   Immunologist  
Patent Agent / Attorney   Nutritionist  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Science Communicator   Engineer - Nanosystems  
Scientist   Research Scientist  
Gas Engineer   Environmental Chemist  
Botanist   Engineer - Test / Validation  
Engineer - Biomedical   Engineer - Sterilisation  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Earth Science & Environment
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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5M5267