By studying a wide range of science and engineering subjects, you will gain the skills necessary to succeed in the emerging technology-driven biotech industry.
At the beginning of the Biotechnology course, you will be introduced to basic science, mathematics, and computer science. As you progress, you will discover more complete areas of biotechnology, ranging from genetics and process engineering to immunology and gene cloning.
In third year, specialized areas are introduced. In addition, in the third year you will have the opportunity to work in industry as part of our Paid Industrial Training Program (INTRA).
In fourth year there is a strong emphasis on choice, with students choosing from a wide range of subjects. You will also undertake a major research project in your senior year.
Science courses at DCU provide an ideal opportunity to gain practical experience, not only in the laboratory, but also to meet the challenges associated with ongoing creative research projects. Here you can explore your true potential through practical work, much of which counts towards your final grade.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this degree, you will have the qualification and flexibility to work in a wide range of areas related to biotechnology, both at home and abroad. It is a fast growing area and careers will feature in brewing, food processing, pharmaceuticals, fine chemical manufacturing, and waste treatment, to name a few. Within these various industries, you could find yourself in production, quality control, research and development, or sales and marketing.