Physics with Energy & Environment / Fisic le Fuinneamh ┐ Comhshaol

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 348

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

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

Many aspects of our economy and lifestyles depend increasingly on our ability to manage our energy needs and our environment. Challenges include energy production, management and distribution, sustainability, environmental monitoring and measurement, and the associated technologies.

Physics plays a crucial role in all of these areas. Physicists develop innovative technologies for these and other areas such as renewable energy, atmospheric monitoring, the green economy and many more.

If you’re interested in this programme, and the applications of physics to energy and environment, you need to have an aptitude for science and a keen interest in physics.
Year 1 provides a strong foundation across all the relevant science subjects and in mathematics. This will prepare you for the applied nature of the physics modules that are developed through to the final year, and for the specialist energy and environment, modules studied.

In Year 2, the core modules in physics, mathematics and computing are taught together with some specialised energy and environmental material, which are further developed in Years 3 and 4. In Year 3, you’ll take part in an industrial work placement for around six months.

There’s a strong emphasis throughout the programme on problem-solving skills, professional skills, computing and ICT skills. Problem-based learning will help you to become a good problem-solver and to develop key skills much sought after by industry and in research settings. You’ll also develop laboratory skills.

These aspects of the programme, together with work placement and the practical aspects of the programme, will prepare you for employment in the relevant sectors or graduate study either here in Ireland or abroad.

  • Research Scientist
  • Environmental Physicist
  • Energy Production
  • Management
  • Teaching 

Physics:

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Physics of Motion & Waves
  • Physics of Heat
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Modern & Nuclear Physics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Astronomy, Energy & Environmental Physics

Chemistry:

  • General & Organic
  • Inorganic & Physical
  • Classical Techniques
  • Mathematics Computational Studies Science
  • Technology & Society

Physics:

  • Problem Based Learning & Lectures
  • Optics & Electromagnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Relativity
  • Heat & Thermodynamics,
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter & Nuclear Physics
  • Vibrations & Waves
  • Renewable Energy
  • Technology for Sustainability
  • Environmental Physics
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Mathematics IT & Computing Entrepreneurial Studies for Scientists
  • Optics, Electromagnetism & Lasers
  • Condensed Matter
  • Electronics
  • Ionising and Non Ionising Radiation
  • Quantum Physics
  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Industrial Work Placement
  • Thermal Physics
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Nuclear & Particle Physics & Astrophysics
  • Electromagnetism & Statistical Physics
  • Advanced Topics in Energy & Environmental Physics
  • Energy Policy & Economics
  • Environmental Measurement
  • Invention

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

TU878

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

John Doran