Dublin Institute of Technology, EduCo in Ireland

STEM graduates at TU Dublin can impact business and society

Graduates of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) course at Dublin Institute of Technology, which is part of a consortium that will form the new Technological University Dublin, can impact business and society by putting to good use the high-quality modules and access provided by the university to students through actual industry-assisted learning and laboratory research.

EduCo Ireland Managing Director Jacob Kester says, “International students which comprise 20% of the student population of Dublin Institute of Technology will have the benefit of the new university’s expanded programme options, especially STEM courses.”

The 3-year undergraduate degree Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, for instance, was designed to prepare students for employment in the medicinal products and pharmaceutical sector as well as related chemical industries once they graduate and hone their expertise as scientific analysts.

Dublin Institute of Technology has provided students with a solid foundation in the chemical sciences along with high-standard, actual laboratory work through industry-assisted learning. The new university will continue to sustain these efforts by providing access to well-equipped laboratories in Ireland.

Under the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science programme, students are given specialised and industry-relevant modules in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and the regulatory environment of the pharmachem industry.

Graduates of the programme will be able to experience the skills and competencies required of a chemical analyst at all stages.

Ireland is home to 24 of the world’s top-biotech and pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Novartis, MSD (Merck, Sharp and Dohme), Amgen, Sanofi, AbbVie, Glaxo Smith Kline, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Gilead Sciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Allergan, AstraZeneca, Abbott, Novo Nordisk, Biogen, Shire, Stryker, Regeneron, Teva, Baxter and Alexion.

For a list of the university’s programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education agents and students can refer to the EduCo Course Finder.