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LC264 Environmental & Analytical Science - BSc
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 7
    Applied Science
    CAO Points:
    2017 223
    3 Years.
    Limerick (Moylish)

    What is the programme about?
    This three year bio-analytical programme is focused on developing a science graduate with a greater understanding of the environment and the associated pressures of industrial activities.
    The programme teaches students to sample specific aspects of the environment; isolate and identify the presence of toxic chemicals (within that ecosystem) and propose remediation solutions including a plan for continuous monitoring and management. The programme delivers a comprehensive understanding of environmental science (monitoring and management) while equipping graduates with the skills-set of a modern analytical scientist. Such graduates are employable throughout Ireland’s industrial and wild-life sectors.
    This programme is over 50% based in Field & Laboratory Analysis (FLA) and students complete a research project in an area of their choice which is directed by them and supervised by an expert. This programme is under pinned by core subjects in the area of Environmental Science; Biology/Microbiology, Bio-toxicology, Analytical Instrumentation, Pollution Control and Quality Management. All industries in Ireland are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and in meeting and complying with these regulations Irish industry employ Environmental and Analytical Scientists - our graduates are these Scientists.

    Who is the programme suited to?
    This programme is ideal for students who have an interest in biological sciences and the environment. It is particularly suited to those students with a determined and inquisitive nature as to the fate and impact of bio-toxins and chemicals on our ecosystems. The programme is for students who wish to work out in the field coupled with laboratory analysis and management skills.

    Top 3 Reasons
    1. This course provides you with multiple facets to your employment potential; you will be equipped to gain employment in the chemical or environmental section of the pharmaceutical, chemical, food or biotechnology industries; local authorities and other regulatory bodies.
    2. The emphasis is on the laboratory/field aspects of these areas and a major proportion of time (approximately 50%) is spent in the laboratory and on field trips using state of the art equipment.
    3. Facilitates progression to Level 8 programmes within LIT and other colleges/universities.

    Class Contact Hours
    24 hours per week

    Other Information
    Can I switch to another course after 1st Year?
    Since 4 of the five subjects in 1st year are shared with the Higher Certificate in Chemistry and the BSc in Applied Biology courses you could apply to either of these courses after 1st year, subject to availability.

    Did You Know?
    Over 90% of our graduates’ progress on to the Level 8 add on BSc (Honours) Environmental & Analytical Science or B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemical Instrumentation & Analysis. Typical starting salaries for graduates of this course are approximately ∈30,000.

    You could be a Chemistry/Biology/Science Teacher! This programme offers a progression route to the B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemical Instrumentation & Analysis which is recognised by the Teacher’s Registration Council.


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