Science - Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry

SETU - Carlow Campus


Course Name Science - Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry
Course Provider SETU - Carlow Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code CW126
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Duration 2 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7
Maths: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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1 The best six results in one Leaving Certificate examination will be counted for points computation.
2 One sitting only of the Leaving Certificate examination will be counted for points purposes.
3 Common Bonus Points for ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Students who have completed a full QQI-FET award at Level 5, and achieved at least three distinctions, are eligible to apply through CAO for entry to Year 1 on to Level 6, 7 and 8
courses. Students who have completed ...

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Mature Applicants

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Mature Student Applicants
Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants w...

Alternative Entry

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Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants should also apply via the CAO. Applicants should tick the relevant box/ boxes for special categorie...

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Number of Places 18
Course Fee

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* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contri...

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Financial Support

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All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

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Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

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The Higher Certificate in Science provides students with a grounding in scientific knowledge and skills. More than 50% of the course is dedicated to practical laboratory work, enabling students to gain essential laborator...

Subjects Taught

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Semester 1
Fundamental Biology
Chemistry 1
Physics 1
Laboratory Science
Quantitative Methods 1

Semester 2
Animal and Plant Biology
Chemistry 2
Physics 2
Quantitative Methods 2
Current Concepts in Scie...

• More than 50% of the course is dedicated to practicals, enabling students to gain essential laboratory skills.

• A common first year with the option to specialise in Year 2 in either Biology or Chemistry.

• Graduates are eligible to progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Analytical Science (CW107) in the case of the Chemistry stream and Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Biosciences (CW117) in the case of the Biology Stream.
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Students who complete the Higher Certificate in either Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry may gain employment as laboratory technicians in the food, chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Further studies
Many students choose to continue their studies at Institute of Technology Carlow to degree level, studying Biosciences, Analytical Science, Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation.
Further Enquiries Programme Director
Applied Biology
Áine O’Neill BSc, MSc

Applied Chemistry
Dr. Gary Cahill BSc, PhD, PGDip
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Points History
Year Points
2021 251
2020 191
2019 198