This course is designed to give participants a thorough training in the theory and practice of modern analytical techniques, with special regard to solving problems such as arise in various areas of Irish industry. Towards these ends the course will consist of (i) lectures, (ii) laboratory work on set experiments and (iii) a short analytical research/development project.
Lectures, chosen from the following topic areas, are provided in a dedicated lecture schedule and through attendance at appropriate modules.
Among the topics covered in lectures are: Introduction, sampling, classical methods of analysis, instrumentation in spectroscopy, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, near infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation methods (incl. gas-liquid and high-performance liquid chromatography, supercritical fluid extraction), ion exchangers, potentiometry, voltammetry, sensors, process analysis, thermal methods, materials analysis, statistical data handling and the use of computers in analytical chemistry.
Set experiments are selected from the topics listed above and will involve the whole analytical process from sampling to the assessment of results and reliability parameters.
A short research/development project is completed during the summer by full-time candidates (for part-time students special arrangements will be made).
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKP03 Full-time & Part-time
Course Title: Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time.
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 (per academic year) full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.
2017 Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a BSc or HETAC/NCEA Ordinary Degree/Diploma in Science with merit or distinction
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11th September 2017
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must be either scanned and uploaded with your application on PAC or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway immediately after an application is made.