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NanoBio Science

GradCert NanoBio Science
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
You will gain interdisciplinary skills in NanoBio Science. You will learn experimental, computational, and theoretical techniques to produce, control, analyze and image biostructures at the nanoscale. 

-Interdisciplinary NanoBio Science for Research and Industry
-Experimental and Theoretical Excellence
-World-Class Academic Team

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The recruits to the course will come from a range of disciplines, including Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Medicine.

The part time programme is aimed primarily at recent graduates from BSc programmes currently working or seeking employment in the area of NanoBio Science.

Vision and Values Statement
This Graduate Certificate (GCert) is a subset of the modules that comprise the MSc in NanoBio Science (T149). This program provides a positive experience of nanobio science with state-of-the art applications in the nanoworld. The course is designed for applicants who have a strong background in physics, physical chemistry, engineering, material sciences or a related discipline with a significant physics, chemistry and/or mathematical content. The part time programme is aimed primarily at recent graduates from BSc programmes currently working or seeking employment in the area of NanoBio Science.We encourage/educate our students to become active, lifelong and autonomous learners with broad opportunities for future employment in academic or industrial research, predictive modeling, analytics, informatics and nanoscale-related industry sectors.Our students will become well-grounded in the fundamentals of modern Applied Physics topics with an appreciation of more specialised knowledge and the current frontiers of research.Students will develop an understanding of the structure, function and regulation of biological systems at the nanoscale and in real time. This requires nanometre and femtosecond (quadrillionth of a second) technologies that will ultimately lead to devices and techniques that mimic those found in nature, such as high-efficiency solar cells based on photosynthetic processes and adaptive biocompatible materials for regenerative medicine.Our inter-disciplinary learning environment relies on staff with a deep level of expertise. The course is delivered via lectures, practical/laboratory work, seminars, project and problem-solving work and aims to advance the development of team and self-directed learning skills.Our students will be endowed with professional values including scientific integrity and ethical behaviour.

Programme Outcomes
Describe the state-of-the art knowledge and skills in NanoBio Science.

Apply knowledge gained and skills developed to specific fundamental or industrial problems.

Use the underlying physics of the field to find, assess and use up-to-date information in order to guide progress.

Draw on a suite of transferrable skills including critical thinking, problem solving, scientific report writing, communication skills, team-work, independent work, professional networking and project management.

Students should also have developed their ethical behaviour including critical thinking, understanding of arguments and consequences, and scientific integrity

Entry requirements

•This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science or a related discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.

•Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

10 months, full time T205, 2 years, part time T174

Number of credits

30

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
The programme prepares you for industry or further research. Career opportunities include the pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications, diagnostic imaging, green technologies and sensor applications, both in Ireland and internationally. It is also a stepping stone to PhD research in the areas of nanoscience, biophotonics and nanotechnology.

Prospective employers include Abbott, Alcon, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Eblana Photonics, Intel, Pfizer, Pharma-Bio Serv, Philips, and SensL.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Brian Vohnsen
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 2217

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Nanooptics and biophotonics
PHYC40400

Physics of nanomaterials
PHYC40410

Nanomechanics - from single molecules to single cells
PHYC40430

Computational Biophysics and Nanoscale Simulations
PHYC40470

Biophysics at the Nanoscale and Nanodevices
PHYC40480

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Cert NanoBio Science FT (T205)
Duration
10 Months

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

Grad Cert NanoBio Science PT (T174)
Duration
2 Years

Attendance
Part Time

Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

GradCert NanoBio Science (T174) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 2825
nonEU fee per year - € 8265

GradCert NanoBio Science (T205) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 2825
nonEU fee per year - € 8265

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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