Chemistry provides a scientific understanding of molecules and how they react together, leading to exciting developments in the use of the advanced materials we see around us in the world. Itis the study of the properties and behaviour of all matter.
Chemical Sciencesgives you access to four degree programmes in Chemistry, Chemistry with Forensic Science, Chemical Physics, and Education in Physical Sciences.
If you particularly enjoy Chemistry, Physics or Maths as Leaving Certificate subjects, are happy working in a laboratory environment and enjoy the challenge of experimental investigation and research in the physical sciences, then Chemical Sciencesmay be the course for you.
Year 1 Modules:
- CM1200 & CM1201Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Parts 1 & 2 (10 credits each)
- AM1052Introduction to Mechanics (5 credits);
- AM1053Introduction to Mathematical Modelling (5 credits);
- BC1001Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease (5 credits);
- BL1002Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution (5 credits);
- CS1068Introductory programming in Python;
- GL1001Introduction to Geology (5 credits);
- MA1001Calculus for Science I (5 credits);
- MA1002Calculus for Science II(5 credits);
- MA1058Introduction to Linear Algebra (5 credits);
- MA1059Calculus (5 credits);
- MB1003Microbiology in Society (5 credits);
- PY1010Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences (10 credits)orPY1006 & PY1007Physics for Engineers I & II (5 credits each)
- PY1052Introductory Physics I (10 credits);
- PY1053Introductory Physics II (10 credits)
Years 2, 3 & 4:
Student select one degree stream from:Students select one Degree Stream from:
- Chemistry with Forensic Science;
- Chemical Physics
- Science Education (Chemistry Route only)
See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of Programme modules.
Course Code: CK406
Course Title: Chemical Sciences
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/7 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirements: A H4 in a Laboratory Science subject, or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
Entry Points: 2016: 460. Points may vary from year to year.
Written exams till take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
See herefor information on assessment.
EU applicants: Application to the Year of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.
Further Contact Information
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