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Physics Technology / Teicneolaíocht na Fisice

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics Technology

2022 CAO Points: 307

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Additional Requirements/Information:

At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Engineering, Technical Drawing, Technology, or Design and Communication Graphics.

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


CASLT / 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques



C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics
Leaving Certificate Mathematics  03/H7

Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi 

Mature Applicants:

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

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.

Physicists design experiments to test or apply new ideas to better understand the physical world. Their work has led to key developments in areas such as optics, electronics, communications systems, information technology, computing, medical technologies, energy production and management, sustainable technologies and environmental technologies.

This course is designed to educate and train students to be professional scientists in the area of Physics Technology, and to provide them with scientific and analytical skills in physics as well as a practical problem-solving ability.

It is not necessary to have studied physics in order to do this degree, although you do need to have an interest in science and technology. All of the Physics in Year 1 and much of it in Year 2 is delivered using the exciting method of Problem-Based Learning. This learning style allows students to develop additional skills much sought after by industry: problem-solving, adaptability, teamwork, research skills, leadership and communication skills.

You’ll study a wide range of subjects, from the physics of motion, electricity & magnetism, nuclear physics, mechanics, relativity, heat & thermodynamics and quantum mechanics to technology for sustainability, astronomy, entrepreneurship for scientists, environmental & remote sensing, electronics & instrumentation, and particle physics & astrophysics. And you can choose to specialise in areas of particular interest.

You’ll also undertake an Invention, Innovation & Commercialisation Project.

Physics Technology is an accredited course of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

  • Research Scientist
  • Medical Physicists
  • Engineer/Scientist
  • Space Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Equipment Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Physics
  • Physics of Motion
  • Waves; seeing them (optics) & hearing them (sound)
  • Heat & Thermal Physics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Modern & Nuclear Physics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • IT & Computing
  • Science Technology & Society
  • Physics
  • Optics & Electromagnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Relativity
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter & Nuclear Physics
  • Vibrations & Waves Renewable Energy
  • Technology for Sustainability
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Energy & Environmental Physics
  • Mathematics
  • IT & Computing
  • Entrepreneurship for Scientists


  • Optics
  • Electromagnetism & Lasers
  • Condensed Matter
  • Electronics
  • Ionising & Non Ionising Radiation
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics of Materials
  • Thermal Physics
  • Computation
  • Environmental & Remote Sensing
  • Vacuum Techniques for Nanotechnology
  • Project
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Lasers & Optical Communications
  • Radiation & Nuclear Physics
  • Particle Physics & Astrophysics
  • Electromagnetism & Statistical Physics
  • Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Computational Physics
  • Invention, innovation & Commercialisation Project
....having fun learning
....learning from each other
....it is more effective and enables you to remember better

Exit awards

Exit after 2 years Exit after 3 years Complete 4 years


Level 6 Higher Certificate 


Level 7 Bachelor of Science (Ord)


Level 8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) 

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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