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Science with Nanotechnology / Eolaíocht le Nanaitheicneolaíocht

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science with Nanotechnology

2022 CAO Points: 318

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Other Grade Requirements
At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Engineering, Technical Drawing, Technology or Design & Communication Graphics.

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


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



C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics
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

English Language Requirements:

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.

Nanoscience is the study of very small-things on a nanometer scale (one thousandth millionth of a metre). This is the scale of large molecules like plastics or proteins.

Nanotechnology includes the techniques used to create structures on a scale below 100 nm, which can be used in new generations of electronics, sensors and computer chips.

Many of today’s global challenges in the environment and health can be addressed by nanotechnology intervention. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are built upon chemistry and physics. This degree is a solid science degree (physics and chemistry) but with a unique focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology.

TU855 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 sustainable educational provision.

Work Placement

Students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a relevant industry during Year 3.

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Lab Technician
  • Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Scientific Officer

Graduate Employers:

  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Financial Sector
  • Innopharma Technology
  • HPRA
  • Intel
  • Lotus Works
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Computational Studies
  • Science Technology & Society
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Nanoscience
  • Computational
  • Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Entrepreneurial Studies

Common Modules:

  • Nanoscience
  • Chemical & Spectroscopic
  • Techniques for Nanoscience
  • Vacuum Techniques for Nanoscience
  • Industrial Work Placement

Physics Major Option:

  • Physics
  • Optic
  • Electromagnetism
  • Lasers
  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Physics

Chemistry Major Option:

  • Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Regulatory Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Quantum Physics

Common Modules:

  • Nanoscience
  • Semiconductor & Molecular Nanostructs & Devices
  • Advanced Nanotechnology Topics
  • Professional Development Skills
  • Invention, Innovation & Commercialisation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Research Project

Physics Major Option:

  • Physics
  • Electronics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Nuclear Radiation & Non-ionising Radiation
  • Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Lasers & Optical Communications
  • Chemistry
  • Surface & Photochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Control & Environmental Legislation

Chemistry Major Option:

  • Chemistry
  • Surface & Photochemistry
  • Separation Science & Hyphenated Techniques
  • Advanced Analysis & Polymer Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis & Drug Delivery
  • Chemical Control & Environmental Legislation
  • Physics
  • Electronics
  • Quantum Physics of Solids

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

I enjoyed the course from start to end.
Great hands-on experience with plenty of lab practice and a work placement.
Staff are friendly and helpful and know their nano.
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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