B.Sc. On Campus

Physics and Instrumentation

Atlantic Technological University

36 months
6950 EUR/year
250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of this Physics and Instrumentation programme from the Atlantic Technological University is to satisfy those who have an interest in fundamental science, to find rewarding careers in the applications of physics to measurement science and technology.


Non-destructive testing is a specialisation of the course, this is the science of testing materials and systems without dismantling or damage, utilising X-rays, ultrasound, scanning electron microscopes, etc.

There is a high emphasis on practical work and projects - the student of the Physics and Instrumentation programme from the Atlantic Technological University completes a number of projects over the course of the programme, and these can range from building electronic guitars, to making heart monitors, to finding new ways to use electron microscopy.

Note: 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

A qualification in physics opens many doors, from medical physics to astronomy research. Opportunities also abound in sectors such as semiconductor research, calibration laboratories, and any sector that uses instrumentation e.g. pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology sectors

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Digital Systems and Interfacing 
  • Astronomy and Astronomical Optics 
  • Physics  
  • Electronic Instrumentation  
  • Control and Instrument Systems 
  • Mathematics 
  • Limnology and Oceanography 
  • Green Energy Technologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement for all Higher Certificates (Level 6) and ab initio Bachelor degrees (Level 7) is Grade O6/H7 or better in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR per year during 36 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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