Physics Technology / Teicneolaíocht na Fisice

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 321

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Honours

6

 2H5s

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O3/H7

O6/H7

Additional Requirements/ Information:

At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Engineering, Technical Drawing, Technology, or Design and Communication Graphics.

Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi 

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Physicists design experiments to test or apply new ideas to better understand the physical world. Their work has led to key developments in areas such as optics, electronics, communications systems, information technology, computing, medical technologies, energy production and management, sustainable technologies and environmental technologies.

This programme is designed to educate and train students to be professional scientists in the area of Physics Technology, and to provide them with scientific and analytical skills in physics as well as a practical problem-solving ability.

It is not necessary to have studied physics in order to do this degree, although you do need to have an interest in science and technology. All of the Physics in Year 1 and much of it in Year 2 is delivered using the exciting method of Problem-Based Learning. This learning style allows students to develop additional skills much sought after by industry: problem-solving, adaptability, teamwork, research skills, leadership and communication skills.

You’ll study a wide range of subjects, from the physics of motion, electricity & magnetism, nuclear physics, mechanics, relativity, heat & thermodynamics and quantum mechanics to technology for sustainability, astronomy, entrepreneurship for scientists, environmental & remote sensing, electronics & instrumentation, and particle physics & astrophysics. And you can choose to specialise in areas of particular interest.

You’ll also undertake an Invention, Innovation & Commercialisation Project.

Physics Technology is an accredited programme of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

  • Research Scientist
  • Medical Physicists
  • Engineer/Scientist
  • Space Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Equipment Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Physics
  • Physics of Motion
  • Waves; seeing them (optics) & hearing them (sound)
  • Heat & Thermal Physics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Modern & Nuclear Physics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • IT & Computing
  • Science Technology & Society
  • Physics
  • Optics & Electromagnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Relativity
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter & Nuclear Physics
  • Vibrations & Waves Renewable Energy
  • Technology for Sustainability
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Energy & Environmental Physics
  • Mathematics
  • IT & Computing
  • Entrepreneurship for Scientists

 

  • Optics
  • Electromagnetism & Lasers
  • Condensed Matter
  • Electronics
  • Ionising & Non Ionising Radiation
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics of Materials
  • Thermal Physics
  • Computation
  • Environmental & Remote Sensing
  • Vacuum Techniques for Nanotechnology
  • Project
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Lasers & Optical Communications
  • Radiation & Nuclear Physics
  • Particle Physics & Astrophysics
  • Electromagnetism & Statistical Physics
  • Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Computational Physics
  • Invention, innovation & Commercialisation Project
....having fun learning
....learning from each other
....it is more effective and enables you to remember better

Exit awards

Exit after 2 yearsExit after 3 yearsComplete 4 years

Award:

Level 6 Higher Certificate 

Award:

Level 7 Bachelor of Science (Ord)

Award: 

Level 8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) 

TU Code

TU877

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

15

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

Siobhan Daly