Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 400

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

N/A

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O4/H7

O6/H7

 Other Grade Requirements 

Or Applied Maths

Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

This programme aims to produce graduates with the skills needed for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of biotechnology and biosciences.

The first year of the programme will give you a solid foundation in biology, chemistry and physics.

Year 2 focuses on the core subject areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and microbiology. The final year builds on these core subjects, together with biotechnology and the specialised bio-industry-focused modules of pharmacology and toxicology, along with research methods and applications.

On graduation, you will be equipped to gain employment in many fields of biological science as a technician/technologist in the biomedical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

You may also avail of career opportunities in state or third-level research labs. On graduation, you’ll be equipped to progress to ordinary and honours degree programmes in TU Dublin.

Career Opportunities
On graduation, you will be equipped to gain employment in many fields of biological science as a technician/technologist in the biomedical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. You may also avail of career opportunities in state or university research laboratories

  • Lab Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Biopharmaceutical Technician
  • Researcher
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Skills

These five core module are also common to TU754 - Industrial & Environmental Physics, TU762 - Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and TU755 – Science (General Entry).

Students taking the Biosciences programme take two additional core modules: (a) Introduction to Microbiology and (b) Human Body and Disease and select a third optional module from Physics or Chemistry.

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Growth and Genetics
  • Microbial Diagnostics
  • Immunology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Research and Development in Health Life Sciences
  • Software Applications
  • Introductory Biostatistics

Biochemistry

  • Biotechnology - Upstream and Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Research Methods and Applications

The biosciences programme provided me with a strong scientific foundation and a range of skills for my chosen career in industry and business. I enhanced my skills in the add-on degree in biomolecular science (TU751) and then completed an MSc, all of which has led to a successful career path in San Francisco and Ireland.

TU Code

TU751

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Science

Duration

3 years

Number of Places

35

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees