Bachelor of Science 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, 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 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.
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Why Study this course?
Graduates can progress to year four of the BSc honours degree in Physics and Instrumentation at GMIT (subject to availability of places) or to other relevant honours degree programmes at other Institutes of Technology and universities in Ireland and the UK
The course includes a six month industrial work placement in year 3
There is a high emphasis on practical work and projects with students completing a number of projects over the course of the programme