Courses

Ordinary Degree Courses

BSc in Applied Biosciences

Application: CAO
CAO Code: MT 775
NFQ Level: 7
Award Title: Depends on specialisation. Choose from
• Bachelor of Science in Food & Health Science
• Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences & Biotechnology
Duration: 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Places: 40
Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

 

Overview
In MT 775 Applied Biosciences, years 1 and 2 are common. Students will not be required to choose their preferred qualification (Food & Health Science or Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology) until the beginning of year 3.

Knowledge of environmental science, analytical techniques, quality management and bioprocessing are seen as key requirements and these disciplines are studied in detail. Laboratory work forms a substantial part of the course. The development of high-level laboratory skills and the ability to use them in the service of advanced industrial biology are key aims of the course. Opportunities currently exist for a number of students on courses to participate in EU funded exchange programmes involving colleges and enterprises in Europe.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology meets the demands of biotechnology, food and pharmaceutical industries for technologists and analysts. In addition, the requirements of the services and research laboratories for staff trained in biologically based analytical techniques are met by graduates of the course.

The Bachelor of Science in Food & Health Science meets the changing needs of the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries for technicians and analysts. Graduates are in great demand from multinational pharmaceutical companies, as well as the traditional employers in the food and drink sectors.

 

For more information please click the following link: - https://www.cit.ie/course/MT775

Honours Degree Courses

Biological Sciences (Hons) Common Entry

Application: CAO
CAO Code: MT 875
NFQ Level: 8
Award Title: Depends on specialisation. Choose from
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science
Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Places: 40
Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Overview
The common biological science honours entry scheme is a two year programme designed for students interested in biological
sciences as a career, but who may be unsure of which discipline to follow.
The scheme gives students the opportunity to see the three disciplines, first hand, through the various modules on offer, interaction with lecturers, and industrial site visits. This allows the student to make an informed decision on their discipline of study.
On successful completion of year 2, students can enter the third year of any of the following honours biological science degrees
MT 873 BSc (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
MT 876 BSc (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science
MT 879 BSc (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences

For more information please click the following link: - https://www.cit.ie/course/MT875

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Application: CAO
CAO Code: MT 871
NFQ Level: 8
Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science
Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Places: 30
Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork, and University College Cork.

Overview
This honours degree course is offered jointly by MTU and UCC.
Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out by medical scientists on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.
Medical scientists work in partnership with doctors and other healthcare professionals to perform many different roles in medical laboratories. Biomedical science is a continually changing dynamic profession and involves study of the diverse areas of medical science including biochemistry, microbiology, cellular pathology, haematology and transfusion science. It provides training in state-of-the-art technologies to facilitate investigation of disease and medical research.

Work Placement
Work placement is not an integral part of this four year degree programme. Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) programme the graduates may progress to the Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice. This diploma is optional and takes one academic year to complete. It is important to note that both the BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Science and the Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice are together required to practice as a medical scientist in Ireland.
Accreditation
The BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Science together with the Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice are fully accredited by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, and by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

For more information please click the following link: - https://www.cit.ie/course/MT871

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BSc (Hons) Agri-Biosciences

Application: CAO
CAO Code: MT 879
NFQ Level: 8
Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences
Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Places: 20
Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

The agri-food industry is Ireland’s largest homegrown industry, and this biosciences honours degree programme is designed to meet the growing need for scientists who have excellent technical competency and knowledge application in Agri-biosciences.

The content is designed in collaboration with industry partners to meet the needs of the ever-evolving agri-food industry. Topics covered are contemporary and relevant both nationally and internationally. The lectures are supplemented with relevant examples, case studies, projects, assignments, site visits, web tools, and interactive media. There is a strong focus in Agri-biosciences on practical techniques and approximately 50% of contact time is spent in the laboratory gaining in-depth technical experience.

For more information please click the following link: - https://www.cit.ie/course/MT879

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BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Health Science

Application: CAO
CAO Code: MT 876
NFQ Level: 8
Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science
Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Places: 40
Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Overview
This course is designed to meet the need for scientists with technical competency in the design, development, production, analysis and upgrading of products that are involved in the maintenance, restoration and promotion of human health and wellbeing. Graduates will be able to apply their understanding of human nutrition and its role in health and disease to various sectors of the food and health industry and identify and address nutrition-related problems in individuals and populations.

For more information please click the following link: - https://www.cit.ie/course/MT876

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BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Application: CAO
CAO Code: MT 873
NFQ Level: 8
Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Places: 40
Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Overview
Many modern medicines such as vaccines, hormones, and anticancer drugs are now made using biological cells. Insulin for example, which is used by diabetic patients worldwide, is made using living cells as opposed to more traditional chemical synthesis based methods. This means there is a strong demand for biologists who can design innovative new medicines using biological approaches, and who have the skills to work with cells and the bio-active compounds they produce. This biotechnology course will teach students how to grow and engineer biological cells in order to make safe and effective medicines using the most up-to-date information and technologies available.

The course content is specifically designed to meet the needs of the many relevant employers both nationally and internationally, and contains topical, cutting edge, industry specific material. The lectures are supplemented with in-depth analysis of relevant case studies, projects, assignments, interactive videos, web tools, and site visits. A substantial portion of the contact time in the first three years is spent in the laboratory gaining practical experience.

For more information please click the following link: - https://www.cit.ie/course/MT873

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