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BSc (Hons) in Chemical Instrumentation & Analysis

Course Code: A8261


Level

08

Duration

1 Year

Department

Applied Science


CAO Points

N/A

Course Type

Undergrad Add Ons

Location

Limerick

This programme produces highly qualified Chemists, Analysts, and Labratory Technicians in the key area of Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Methods.

Graduates will be specialists in the use of modern instrumental techniques to carry out chemical, pharmaceutical, drug, food and environmental analysis. It also builds and improves on the students' knowledge of Laboratory Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Laboratory Management.

 

 

What are the entry requirements?

  1. A pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) in a relevant field with an overall average performance of at least 40%.
  2. An equivalent qualification to a Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with appropriate pre-requisite subjects.
  3. A pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with one year suitable and relevant work experience.

Applicants can apply directly to the Admissions Office at admissions@lit.ie 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: GMP and Chromatographic Methods

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module examines current views of GMP and associated regulation in a wide vary of sectors. It introduces topics in the area of chromatographic methods and technologies as used in the pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental sectors and finally examines the basic princples and componements pertaining to mass spectrometery.


    Title: Chromatographic Methods and Validation

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module examines the most up to date chromatographic methods and technologies, hyphenated mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis as used in the pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental sectors. Current views on validation and associated regulation is also examined.


    Title: Spectroscopic and Complementary Methods I

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module will teach the student the principles and procedures used in spectroscopic and complementary instrumental analysis The student will be able to critically discuss the theory, concepts and application of these spectroscopic techniques and apply these instrumental techniques to solve a range of laboratory based problems.


    Title: Spectroscopic and Complementary Methods II

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module will teach the student the principles and procedures used in spectroscopic and complementary instrumental analysis The student will be able to critically discuss the theory, concepts and application of these spectroscopic techniques and apply these instrumental techniques to solve a range of laboratory based problems.


    Title: Project

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The Project allows for students to work independently in a selected area. A wide variety of projects covering a variety of topics in the Drug and medicinal product, chemical and environmental areas are available for the student to select. It is also possible and encouraged that a student would develop a project related to their own interest area or in association with a local company.


    Title: Quality Management

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module will provide the learner with knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques employed in quality managment.


    Title: Data Analytics

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module will provide the learner with knowledge and practical application of statistical concepts for data driven analytic methods.


    Title: Special Topics

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This subject provides final year science students with the opportunity to study specialist areas which would not have been available to them in the core area of their course.


    Title: Chemical and instrumental analysis

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    This is a problem lab based subject where students work in teams to complete two mini-projects from four topic titles. The current topics chosen include, manufacture and analysis pharmaceutical components using international pharmaceopia's. Students also create all relevant documentation (SOP's, Test Specifications, Tests Reports, Certificates of Analysis). The current second component of this module involves students conducting a complete analysis of a range of water samples with all associated documentation.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates have the opportunity to pursue a Masters or PhD by research. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Masters in Education (formerly HDip) and pursue a career in Science/Chemistry teaching in second level schools.

What are the career prospects?

The employment record of graduates of this programme continues to be one of the best in Ireland. Graduates are equipped with the skills and competence to gain employment in pharmaceutical, chemical, food or biotechnology industries, local authorities and other regulatory bodies.

Graduates of this programme work as Analytical Chemists, Quality Assurance Specialists, Regulatory Affairs Specialists and at managerial level in both international and domestic companies.