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Physical Sciences (Common Entry) Level 7 CR300

  • Course Code

    CR 300

  • Field of Study

    Applied Physics and Instrumentation,Chemistry,Instrumentation,Physics

  • Type of Course:

    Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Admission Requirements:

At least five Leaving Certificate subjects at minimum Grade D3 (Ordinary or Higher Level), including Mathematics and either Irish or English.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Course summary

The Bachelor of Science (Physical Sciences Common Entry) programme is designed for applicants who wish to enter Chemical or Physical Science in CIT but are undecided about or wish to postpone selecting a designated Chemistry or Physics qualification until after they have had an opportunity to experience both disciplines.

Further studies

On successful completion of their chosen BSc., graduates may progress to the associated BSc (Honours) degree in CIT.

Department(s)

Chemistry

What is Science?

Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. This system uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena. Science is an excellent career choice for those interested in understanding how the chemicals, foods and other products that we encounter in everyday life are designed and produced. From cures for life threatening illnesses, to environmental protection, to the design of new foods and space science, careers in science are varied and interesting.

About the Courses

The Physical Sciences (Common Entry) courses are designed for applicants who wish to enter Chemical or Physical Science in CIT but are undecided about or wish to postpone selecting a designated Chemistry or Physics qualification until after they have had an opportunity to experience both disciplines.

Common Semester 1: The common Semester 1 programme includes modules in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Computing so that students will have completed an introduction to general science at the end of Semester 1.

At the end of Semester 1, students choose the Chemistry or Physics course that they wish to pursue in Semester 2.

Applicants are advised to visit each of the course sites for detailed descriptions.

Click here to download Physical Sciences Course Brochure

Courses for Progression:

On successful completion of their chosen BSc., suitably qualified graduates may progress to the associated BSc (Honours) degree in CIT subject to availability of places.

Question Time

What are the advantages of taking the Physical Sciences (Common Entry) route?
Students have an opportunity to take introductory modules in both Chemistry and Physics (in addition to other areas of general science) before choosing the discipline they wish to follow.

Do I need to have studied at least one of the science subjects at Leaving Certificate to apply for these courses?
No – the fundamentals of the three Leaving Certificate science subjects are delivered in Semester 1.

What is the difference between choosing Physical Sciences (Common Entry) at Level 8 to Physical Sciences (Common Entry) at Level 7?
Students commencing on the Level 7 route will have completed their ordinary BSc Degree in 3 years, while those who choose the Level 8 route will take 4 years to complete their Honours BSc Degree.

CIT has developed a website courses.cit.ie which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

 

Semester 1
Creativity, Innovation, & Teamwork
General & Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Physics
Technological Mathematics 1
Practical Computer Technology
Biomolecules and Cells

Semester 2
Semester 2 modules are determined by the designated degree course selected following completion of Semester 1.

Science is an excellent career choice for those interested in understanding how the chemicals, foods and other products that we encounter in everyday life are designed and produced. From cures for life threatening illnesses, to environmental protection, the design of new foods and space science, careers in science are varied and interesting. Many of CIT’s science graduates have gone on to work in both local and international firms, as well as starting and running their own businesses successfully.

CIT science graduates are highly sought after by industry for their ability to make a strong contribution in the workplace and for their strong practical work ethic. Choosing a course in science provides students with an excellent basis upon which to develop exciting careers subsequently.

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

CAO 1st Round:

280

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Mary Phelan, Department Secretary
mary.phelan@cit.ie
021 4335870

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