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QQI-FET progression to Science DN200

UCD has the largest Science programme in the country, providing degree courses in biological, chemical, geological, mathematical, physical and computer sciences delivered by lecturers at the forefront of both teaching and research. The primary degree awarded, following completion of the four-year Science programme, is a Level 8 Honours Bachelor of Science degree (BSc).

How do I enter DN200 Science from a QQI-FET major award?

Entry to first year Science (DN200) is available on a competitive basis to applicants who present an accepted major award with Distinction (80% or better) in at least 5 components, including the components and/or results specified below.

What QQI-FET major award(s) are accepted?

  • CASLT or 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • CELTX Electronic Technology (Ended June 2016)
  • CITXX Information Technology (Ended Dec 2015)
  • 5M2768 Animal Care

What components are required?

The accepted major award must includeDistinction (80% or better) in:

  • One of the following Mathematics components or grade O2/H6 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics:
    • C20139/5N1833 Mathematics
    • 5N0556 Maths for STEM
    • C20174 Mathematics for Engineerin
    • C20175 Mathematics for Computing


  • Two of the following components:
    • 5N0750 Animal Anatomy & Physiology
    • 5N0751 Animal Behaviour
    • C20006/5N2746 Biology
    • C20011/5N2747 Chemistry
    • C20012 Computer Architecture and Systems
    • C20013 Computer Programming
    • C20016/5N1606 Electronics
    • C20018/5N1774 Electronics-Digital
    • C20033/5N2751 Laboratory Skills
    • C20040/5N1638 Mechanics
    • C20048/5N1460 Physics

How will I be assessed?

If there are more eligible applicants than places, admission will be competitive based on (opens in a new window)QQI-FET scoring.

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