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Physics with Energy & Environment / Fisic le Fuinneamh ┐Comhshaol

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics with Energy & Environment

2023 CAO Points: 395

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Additional Requirements:

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  O3/H7

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.

Many aspects of our economy and lifestyles depend increasingly on our ability to manage our energy needs and our environment. Challenges include energy production, management and distribution, sustainability, environmental monitoring and measurement, and the associated technologies.

Physics plays a crucial role in all of these areas. Physicists develop innovative technologies for these and other areas such as renewable energy, atmospheric monitoring, the green economy and many more.

If you’re interested in this course, and the applications of physics to energy and environment, you need to have an aptitude for science and a keen interest in physics. Year 1 provides a strong foundation across all the relevant science subjects and in mathematics. This will prepare you for the applied nature of the physics modules that are developed through to the final year, and for the specialist energy and environment, modules studied.

In Year 2, the core modules in physics, mathematics and computing are taught together with some specialised energy and environmental material, which are further developed in Years 3 and 4.

There’s a strong emphasis throughout the course on problem-solving skills, professional skills, computing and ICT skills. Problem-based learning will help you to become a good problem-solver and to develop key skills much sought after by industry and in research settings. You’ll also develop laboratory skills. These practical aspects of the course, will prepare you for employment in the relevant sectors or graduate study either here in Ireland or abroad.

Work Placement

In Year 3, students have the opportunity to participate in an industrial work placement for around six months.

  • Research Scientist
  • Environmental Physicist
  • Energy Production
  • Management
  • Teaching 

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 are listed on the CAO website.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

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

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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