In the BSc degree students study a broad range of subjects inlcuding Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Science, Mathematics – and newer disciplines such as Biotechnology, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Multimedia.
In their first few weeks students select their three subject choices (along with Mathematics) and develop increased specialisation over the coming years.
Throughout the course academic learning is balanced with practical laboratory sessions and insights from leading researchers working in the various research institutes on Campus.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Students have the option of taking an Erasmus study year abroad.
The industries and sectors employing science graduates include: Agriculture, Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Diagnostics, Environmental Consultancy, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Scientific Publishing, and Telecommunications.