CAO CODE : AL 730
This three-year, ab initio level 7 degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for scientists to service the current and emerging biotechnology-based industries in Ireland generally and the Midlands in particular. The current industrial perception is that Ireland's future technology will predominantly be based upon biotechnology and IT orientated industries.
Biotechnology is the manipulation (usually through genetic engineering) of living organisms, cells, genes or molecules to develop services and products that benefit mankind and/or have commercial value. Its impact on the 21st century is said to be as significant as the microchip's effect on society and industry in the second half of the 20th century. Biotechnology provides many tangible benefits to society:
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