Pre-University Forensic Science | Dunboyne College of Further Education

Science Department

Pre-University Forensic Science

Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to availability and demand:

 

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Biology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Physics
  • Microbiology

WHAT IS FORENSIC SCIENCE?

This one-year course will introduce students to the basic principles of forensic science. Students will participate in laboratory work, with a particular focus on how evidence is collected and analysed for use in legal cases. Participants will gain a knowledge of the link between the sciences and how these are put to use in the Irish legal system.

 

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may pursue degree courses such as Digital Forensics and Computer Forensics at TU Dublin Blanchardstown or Waterford Institute of Technology. Students can progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in Applied Social Studies at TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Graduates may also progress onto many other degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and IT or private colleges around the country, along with progression options to the UK. Future areas of employment can include Forensic Medical Examiner, Forensic Engineer, Crime Scene Investigator, Crime Laboratory Analyst.

Alternatively, students may progress directly into employment. Graduates of a Level 7 degree may progress to employment with Forensic Ireland.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

TU Dublin Blanchardstown: TU863 Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin Tallaght: TU864 DNA and Forensic Analysis (Level 8, 4 Years)

Waterford Institute of Technology: WD161 Computer Forensics and Security (Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin Blanchardstown: TU991 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)

LIST OF COURSE FEES

Exam Fee €50
Non-Refund €30 €30
Student Registration Fee €50
Specialist Course Fees 2022 €120
DCFE Total Fee €250

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