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Industrial & Environmental Physics / Fisic Thionsclaíoch ┐Chomhshaoil

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Environmental Physics

2023 CAO Points: 299

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

Or Applied Maths

QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • CASFX / 5M5267 Food Science
  • CASLT / 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • 5M2768 Animal Science


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Course Description

This course aims to produce graduates with the skills needed for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of technology and physics, with a particular emphasis on the applications of physics in industrial and environmental contexts, including the science underlying renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

On graduation, you’ll have experience and skill in handling instrumentation and the analysis, interpretation, presentation and critical evaluation of data. These skills, along with up-to-date knowledge of your field, will make you highly suited for a career as a technician or research assistant in industry and technology, especially in industries relating to renewable energy and sustainability.

If you achieve the appropriate grades, you’ll be eligible to apply for entry to Year 3 of the honours degree course TU877 Physics Technology.

The first year of the course is common with the courses TU755 Science, TU751 Biosciences and TU762 Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences. It will give you a broad scientific base before you concentrate on Applied Physics in Year 2 and Year 3.

The course is offered on a modular basis. Six common core modules in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, professional skills and information technology will give you a solid foundation in science.

In the second semester, you’ll study Project-Based Physics, Astronomy and Environmental & Energy Physics. You will choose an additional module from a selection of chemistry and biology modules on offer.

In the third year, the applied and practical nature of the degree and the emphasis on environment, energy and industry come to the fore.

On graduation, you’ll be equipped to progress to ordinary and honours degree courses in TU Dublin.

  • Researcher
  • Lab Technician
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional skills
  • Information Technology
  • Project Based Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental & Energy Physics
  • Optics & Optical Instrumentation
  • Heat
  • Radiation & Astrophysics
  • Industrial Measurement
  • Mechanics
  • Physics of Materials
  • AutoCAD
  • Electronics
  • Professional Development
  • Renewable Energy Technology of Sustainability
  • Applied Optics
  • Acoustics & Industrial Noise
  • Non-Ionising Radiation
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Vacuum & Semi-Conductor Technology
  • Applied Heat
  • Medical Devices and Bio-engineering
  • Electrical & Magnetic Properties of Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Final year Research Project

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

If you achieve the appropriate grades, you’ll be eligible to apply for entry to Year 3 of the TU877 Physics Technology.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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