Laboratory chemists traditionally work on a small scale. They might invent, say, an exciting new polymerisation reaction involving cooling a vessel in an ice bath or heating with a small electric mantle, but they might not appreciate that when moving up to produce the polymer on an industrial scale, a whole new set of problems will be faced.
This degree is unique in having received dual professional accreditation from both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Highers: Four passes at AABB or AAAC including Chemistry, Mathematics and either Physics or Biology or Human Biology. English is preferred as the fourth subject. Lower grades can be compensated by Advanced Higher passes in relevant subjects.
HNC/CertHE: Chemistry, or a closely related subject with substantial content of chemistry and maths. All modules must be passed with B grades in graded units, and supported by an excellent college reference.
Irish leaving certificate: 3A plus 2B passes in 5 subjects including Chemistry, Maths, Physics/Biology, English.
International Baccalaureate: 34 points with HL6 in Chemistry and Maths, plus Physics or Biology.
Course link: Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
5 Year Full time