Working in the laboratory plays a vital role in your learning, and because our laboratory facilities are among the most up-to-date, you will get the most practical experience possible.
The first year of this course is common with other DCU science courses.
In the second year, conventional chemistry lectures and labs run in parallel with relevant topics in physics, mathematics, computing, and biochemistry.
An integral part of the third year is INTRA, which ensures that you will gain first-hand experience in the applications of chemistry during a period of industrial placement.
The final year of the course focuses on your knowledge and development of more advanced topics. An important element in this last year is your individual research project, which consists of a bibliographic survey on a particular topic, followed by laboratory research work in your area of general interest.
- Fine Chemical Industries
- Food and drinks
- Materials industries
- Veterinary Industries
Your opportunities are vast both at home and abroad. Obviously, a lot will depend on your specializations, but you can expect to fill positions as a process chemist, development chemist, analytical chemist, and research chemist / scientist in various sectors such as the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, brewing and fine chemical industries. .
This course is also suitable for those who ultimately wish to pursue a career in teaching as it is recognized by the Teaching Council for teaching chemistry (see www.teachingcouncil. ie for more details).
Graduate opportunities are also available.