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Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This is a Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering degree offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology which has been developed in partnership with both the Medical Device Industry and the Medical Physics and Bioengineering community in Ireland and is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Many important aspects of medical diagnostics, technology and treatment are underpinned by physics.
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Overview

Think of x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, CT scans and treatment of tumours with radiation. Physics is crucial to all of these. Medical physicists and bioengineers play a vital and often leading role on the medical research team in terms of the development or application of new medical technology in a hospital or industry environment.

Career Opportunities

A wide range of careers exist for physics graduates, many of them using the methodology of physics: technical know-how, the logical approach, problem solving skills. Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering graduates work in well-paid physics-based industries such as the critical and growing areas of medical physics, bioengineering and medical devices, and also the electronics industry, alternative energy development and telecommunications. Their analytical skills also place physicists in demand in a range of financial, fund management and research roles, in the law, in management consultancy, as weather forecasters, computer programmers and as physics and science teachers.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students at Dublin Institute Of Technology who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of taught Masters degrees or MPhil or PhD research degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education including opportunities in taught Masters degrees of MPhil or PhD reasearch degrees in medical physics.

What will I Study?

  • This Physics degree is in the area in one of the country's most vibrant technological sectors highly practical and has been developed in partnership with both the Medical Device Industry and the Medical Physics and Bioengineering community in Ireland.
  • A range of specialist modules are delivered by experts in the areas of Medical Devices, Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Engineering, Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy to ensure a strong focus and relevance to the programme. In the module “Physics of Medical Devices” you will gain an insight into the Medical Device Industry from the initial concept of a medical device to the manufacture of the device. In the module Diagnostic Imaging, the learner will gain an understanding of the principles of how an image is formed using x-rays or sound waves and be able to critically assess the important design features in such imaging devices for optimum image quality. In the “Bioengineering” module you will learn about the design and engineering of artificial limbs and implants as well as advanced biocompatible materials.
  • Regular seminars are given by experts from the areas of Medical Physics, Bioengineering and the Medical Device Industry. Furthermore, there is a seven month Work Placement as part of year 3 in either a Medical Physics & Bioengineering department in a hospital, research laboratory or in a Medical Device industry. This work placement will give you day-to-day experience as a physicist in Medical Physics and Bioengineering as well as helping you to develop important links for your future career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics (with Medical Physics flavour)
  • Biology
  • Microbiology and Medical Device Decontamination
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Studies
  • Science

English Language Requirements

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    6

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    92

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    550

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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