There is no direct entry to the programme via CAO. All entries to this programme are via DC175 Physics General Entry.
On successful completion of Physics General Entry you will progress to Year Two of one of the following, and complete three further years of study:
- BSc in Applied Physics
- BSc in Physics with Astronomy
- BSc in Physics with Biomedical Sciences
As one of the most fundamental sciences, physics has fuelled many of the scientific and technological developments that we take for granted. Physicists have pioneered modern technologies as diverse as the Internet, nuclear power and MRI scanners. Today physicists continue to lead innovation in areas such as quantum information and communications technology, nanosystems design, ultrafast molecular switching and terahertz medical imaging.
DCU’s Applied Physics degree provides a solid physics foundation and invaluable laboratory exposure, with an overarching emphasis on real-life technological skills and applications. The analytical abilities and problem solving skills you’ll develop will also make you a standout candidate on the job market and serve you throughout your career.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
Foreign language options with this course
The following language options are available to study as part of this course:
Unfortunately no language options appear to be available for this course!
QQI / FET Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Careers Applied Physics is a gateway to a wide range of careers, including those in:
- Information Technology
- Research and Development