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Science with NanotechnologyEolaíocht le Nanaitheicneolaíocht

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

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 O3/H7 

Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. 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.

This is a sample timetable for Year 1, Semester 1 which gives an indication of class contact hours. Timetables are subject to change.  Up to date timetables will be provided on commencement. 


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

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.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our 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


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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