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Physics and Instrumentation (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
2487 EUR/year
954 EUR/year
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The aim of this Physics and Instrumentation (Hons) programme from the Atlantic Technological University is to satisfy those who have an interest in fundamental science and present them with opportunities to find rewarding careers.


What you'll study

This Physics and Instrumentation (Hons) course from the Atlantic Technological University provides students with an extensive knowledge and experience of modern instrumentation and control systems. The course aims to strike a balance between the physical principles underlying modern instrumentation and the demands of the workplace; that is between theory and direct applications to industrial, analytical, scientific and control instrumentation.

The delivery of the course is focused on teaching instrumentation and related topics through the how-and-why approach of a physicist.

There is an emphasis on developing flexibility in thinking with the ability to synthesise new ideas whilst further advancing practical skills. This approach means that the graduate will be able to use and further develop current instruments and systems, and will also be readily able to understand and adapt to new technologies.

There is no need to have studied physics at leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.

Job Opportunities

Graduates meet the requirements of industry at professional or engineer level. They gain employment in the following areas:

  • The design of industrial instrumentation and process control systems.

  • The development and design of new instruments and transducers.

  • Setting up testing and validation procedures.

  • In research activities in the semiconductor sector

  • In sectors such as software, pharmaceutical, biomedical and electronics

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Physics
  • Digital Systems and Interfacing
  • Astronomy and Astronomical Optics
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Green Energy Technologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2487 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    954 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3819 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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