Course Description

Pre-University Environmental Science

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course introduces students to the core science modules physics, chemistry and biology along with
mathematics and environmental studies.
The skills and knowledge gained, while studying these subjects, will be invaluable to those seeking to pursue a
career in renewable energy, environmental consultancy, waste management, wildlife trusts, nature reserves and
parks. It is an excellent introduction for students who wish to progress to third level courses in this area.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communications
• Environmental Studies
• Work Experience
• Laboratory Skills
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Physics
• Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work

• Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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Course Code 5M3807
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Environmental Science, Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates of the Pre-University Environmental Science course can progress to many degree courses including Environmental Science and Environmental Health at several universities and Institutes of Technology including DCU and TUD. Students can progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in Planning and Environment at TUD City Campus and Sustainable Energy at TUD Tallaght. Future areas of employment can include Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Conservation, Environmental planning. Many graduates seek direct employment within the sector. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: DCU: DC166 Environmental Science and Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC294 Climate and Environmental Sustainability (Level 8, 3-4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU835 Planning and Environmental Management (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU869 Environmental Health (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU806 Sustainable Energy Engineering (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU851 Analytical Chemistry – Environmental Forensic Pharmaceutical (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY313 Environmental Health and Safety (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK887 Environmental Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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