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.
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
- Digital Systems and Interfacing
- Astronomy and Astronomical Optics
- Electronic Instrumentation
- Control and Instrument Systems
- Limnology and Oceanography
- Green Energy Technologies
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 49 other Bachelors in Physics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International6950 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 250 EUR per year during 36 months.
Student Contribution: €3,000/year
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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