Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics and Instrumentation
The progression of modern technology is largely based on fundamental physics research and instrumentation development. Indeed, innovation in all areas of science, engineering, measurement, and technology rely on the development of new instrumentation and measurement techniques.
The aim of this programme is to satisfy those who have an interest in fundamental science and present them with opportunities to find rewarding careers. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on practical work and projects. Projects are often based on individual students’ interests, and have included e.g. medical instrumentation development,
remote measurements using drones, building electronic musical equipment, investigating solar cells, and many more.
This course 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.
Galway City, Dublin Road
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Why Study this course?
Small class sizes mean a more focused learning environment
A degree qualification in Physics & Instrumentation opens many career options. e.g. calibration technicians, medical physicists, and opportunities in any sector that uses instrumentation
Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on practical work and projects. Projects are often based on individual students’ interests.