The following modules are subject to change due to availability and demand:
- Laboratory Techniques
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Safety & Health at Work
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY SCIENCE?
This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to the sciences. The mathematics element allows students to bring their levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.
- QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807
Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, UCD, TUD City Campus / Tallaght, UCC, NUIG, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Atlantic Technological University Sligo / Letterkenny / St. Angela’s College Sligo, South East Technological University Carlow, Munster Technological University Cork, as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 21 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places in Trinity in First Year Science for QQI graduates. Graduates can also progress to Physical Education teaching in DCU. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: DCU: DC201 Common Entry Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC203 Science Education (Teaching) (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC205 Physical Education with Biology (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC206 Physical Education with Maths (Level 8, 4 Years)
- 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:
Trinity: TR060 Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years)
Maynooth: MH201 Science (Level 8, 3-4 Years)
DCU: DC201 Common Entry Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
TU Dublin City Campus: TU854 Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
DCU: DC163 Chemical Science (Level 8, 4 Years)