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Science (General Entry) / Eolaíocht (Ghinearálta)

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1 year  in Science (General Entry)

2022 CAO Points: 500

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

 2H5s

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O3/H7

O6/H7

Other Grade Requirements
At least H4 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Engineering, Technology or Applied Mathematics.

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:

1 OF THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:    

  • CASLT / 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • CASFX / 5M5267 Food Science

DISTINCTION(S) REQUIRED:

5 DISTINCTIONS WHICH MUST INCLUDE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:

C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics
OR
Leaving Certificate Mathematics 03/H7

Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi 

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Science is the process of understanding the world around us and underpins many of the major industrial sectors and employers in Ireland, for example, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Agri-Food and the Green Economy. A recent review of employment opportunities in Ireland by Forfás identified that Science will be at the core of the Future Skills Needs and economic recovery in Ireland.

This General Science course is ideal if you are not yet sure which Science discipline you wish to pursue and you are looking for a broad education in first year that will allow the maximum possible choice in future years.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific and mathematical principles
  • Develop basic theoretical and technical skills in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics
  • Possess the capacity to analyze and interpret a range of physical, chemical and biological data
  • Students will have developed their communications skills so as to effectively retrieve information, write reports and make presentations
  • To begin applying the Scientific Technique in analysing and solving problems
  • Have an understanding of Science and the role and responsibilities of a Scientist in society
  • The students would be expected to meet minimum requirements for transfer to the second year of one of the participating level 8 programmes. The normal minimum requirement is to pass all modules taken
TU854 is a full-time course which typically requires student attendance each weekday.
The school is exploring sustainable approaches to the delivery of all programmes. Our ambition is that elements of remote learning will be integrated over time into the programme in a controlled and quality assured manner to meet the highest standards in suatainable educational provision.
  • Researcher
  • Lab Technician
  • Scientist
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
Students are required to take an additional elective module commencing in semester two. Selection of this elective module depends on the preferred choice of programme that a student will select following successful completion of the year one examinations.
Students can apply to enrol into stage 2 of the following 10 participating BSc (Hons) programmes:*
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic & Environmental Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Energy and Environment
  • BSc (Hons) Physics Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Science with Nanotechnology
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Medical Physics & Bioengineering
  • BSc (Hons) Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Food Innovation
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Healthcare
TU Code

TU854

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Duration

1 year

Number of Places

30

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

Professor Gordon Chambers