Ophthalmic Dispensing

Technological University Dublin - City Campus


Course Name Ophthalmic Dispensing
Course Provider Technological University Dublin - City Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin
Course Code TU761
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major TU Dublin Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Duration 3 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements:
Leaving Cert:
Minimum No of Subjects: 5

Leaving Cert Minimum Grade in:
Maths: O3/H7
English or Irish: O5/H7

Additional Requirements:
Garda Vetting through TU Dublin Required – see tudublin.ie/gardavetting

Other Grade Requirements:
At least O4/ H7 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Home Economics, Applied Mathematics or Engineering.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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The Leaving Cert Applied Programme will not meet minimum entry requirements and will not be awarded points.
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Mature Applicants

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Number of Places 15 places (approximately).
Course Fee Fees & Grants
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The fee charged for all programmes offered by TU Dublin comprises the Student Contribution Charge which is now set at €3,000, and Tuition Fee where applicable.

Normally tuition fees are not applicable for first time, full-time undergraduate EU students.
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Financial Support Scholarships
TU Dublin offers a number of scholarships in a variety of disciplines. To learn more, go to www.tudublin.ie/scholarships.

Financial Support and Access
A number of financial assistance schemes are available to support students facing financial difficulties, including scholarships, a hardship fund, and the Student Assistance Fund.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

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Course Content

Expand+There’s a shortage of dispensing opticians in Ireland, which will continue for some years. Pay is good, job-related stress is minimal, and you can work as a locum. This programme is the only one of its kind in the country.

Programme Description...

Comment Campus Location: Grangegorman
Careers or Further Progression Further Study
Students on the BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing programme can only be considered for advanced entry into the second year of the BSc Optometry programme after they’ve graduated as dispensing opticians (i.e. after completion of the three-year programme).

Career Opportunities
Dispensing Optician. Most newly qualified dispensing opticians enter practice as employees of other dispensing opticians/optometrists, but you can also own and operate your own business.
Further Enquiries Contact
Prof Nissreen Abu-Ghannam
T: (01) 402 7570
E: Nissreen.abughannam@tudublin.ie
Points History
Year Points
2019 302
2018 302
2017 312