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GY320
Physics (Degree options in Applied, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretical)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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If you have an enquiring mind, and are interested in discovering how things work, then this could be the course for you. The Bachelor of Science (Physics – degree options in Applied, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretical) four year degree at NUI Galway offers you the flexibility in how you can study physics. It gives you the opportunity to experience a number of subjects along with core Physics before specialising in your chosen pathway in third year.

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CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
CITXX. Information Technology
. 5M0529 Software Development
CELTX. Electronic Technology
CASFX. 5M5267 Food Science
. 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks


Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - Laboratory Techniques; 5M3807 - Laboratory Techniques; CELTX - Electronic Technology; CITXX - Information Technology - 5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

and 3 of the following 11 modules:
C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology
C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems
C20013 - Computer Programming
C20016 - Electronics
or 5N1606 - Electronics
C20018 - Electronics and Digital
or 5N1774 - Electronics - Digital
C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
C20040 - Mechanics
or 5N1638 - Mechanics
C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
B20012 - Database Methods
or 5N0783 - Database Methods
or B20028 - Spreadsheet Methods
or 5N1977 - Spreadsheet Methods

5M0529 - Software Development; 5M0536 - Computer Systems and Networks - 5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology

and 3 from of the following:
5N0541 - Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
5N0548 - Computer Systems Hardware
5N0583 - ICT Security Policy and Management
5N0690 - Communications
5N2928 - Operating Systems
5N2772 - Software Architecture
5N2927 - Programming and Design Principles
5N2929 - Networking Essentials

5M5267 - Food Science -
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

and 3 from of the following:
5N0737 - Microbiology
5N2748 - Food Chemistry
5N1460 - Physics
5N2006 - Nutrition
5N2746 - Biology
5N2747 - Chemistry
5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

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A degree in physics is an excellent training for employment in high technology industries (e.g. communications, electronics, optics and photonics, semiconductors, medical devices) and also in fields such as second- and third-level education, meteorology, the environmental and medical sciences, and software design.
A physics degree can also lead to an exciting career in fundamental research in any area of physics or in multidisciplinary areas such as nanotechnology, medical physics, biophysics, occupational health, and materials science. Theoretical physicists often work in the financial and actuarial sectors.



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