GA 772 – Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science

Area:
Galway City
Price: -
Type:
CAO and Third Level

Course description

CAO CODE: GA772 What is this course about? You will be studying an exciting mixture of modules including how to make medicines and how to control the quality of those medicines. Year one involves the study of a range of Science subjects, including Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Physics, and Discovering Science. The subject matter covered in year two of this course includes Chemistry, Analysis of Materials, Computing, and Microbiological Analysis. In year three, the course aims to extend and develop the depth of understanding, competence and awareness of students in the main areas of modern analytical chemistry as applied to the chemical, pharmaceutical and related industries. The course will introduce students to the importance of quality control and quality management in the manufacturing and processing of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. You will get an overview of the modern chemical industry, with special emphasis on the pharmaceutical sector. It will improve and extend the supervisory, organisational and managerial potential of students to enable them to obtain well-paid, responsible positions in sectors such as Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Research Institutes. Note: There is no need to have studied Chemistry for the Leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all Science subjects are delivered in year one. Unique features of this course: Flexibility: You can switch into any of three other degree courses after year one (subject to availability of places). Modularised: Yes – gives the student more choice with regard to subjects taken. Work placement: Yes – in year three. Progression: You progress up to and including year three once you pass (40%) each year. What subjects will I study? Subject areas include: – Chemistry – Analytical Techniques – Computing – Microbiology – Separations Science – Quality Management – Drug Synthesis – Industrial Placement / Project What career opportunities will I have? Graduates of this course are prepared for employment in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, chemical and food industries and in research institutes. They may also expect to find employment in the area of environmental protection, quality control of starting materials, in-process and finished products etc. Many graduates have progressed to employment in supervisory, organisational and managerial capacities within industry and some have obtained employment as technical sales representatives in related industries. Additional laboratory-based opportunities exist in educational institutions, especially in universities and other third-level colleges. What follow-on study opportunities are available? Graduates can progress onto the year 4 of the BSc Honours Degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science at GMIT (subject to availability of places), or other relevant honours degree courses at other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and the UK. MSc and PhD opportunities are available after graduating with an Honours Degree. 0 Course Code: GA772 0 NQAI level: 7 0 Places: 32 0 Course Duration: Three yearsand#65533; full-time study. 0 Minimum Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five (5) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 140 points. 0 Also available through ACCS mode. 0 Further information: Course Co-ordinator Dr Myles Keogh Tel: 091-742384 Email: Myles Keogh or Head of Department Seamus Lennon Tel: 091-742081 e-mail: Seamus Lennon