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DC167
Physics with Astronomy

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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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This course explores  how to apply the science of physics to unravel the mysteries of the universe. It brings together the areas of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, space science and technology.

The first two years focus on classical and modern physics, combined with various aspects of astronomy, as well as mathematics, electronics, and computing. Third year allows for more practical work experience and the final year gives time for specialisation and individual research. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on laboratory and project work, and the development of IT skills.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules: C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology
C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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In Year Three students can either take a five day field trip to a foreign observatory or choose to work in industry or a research group as part of an INTRA placement.

Graduates find future careers in the areas of Meterology, Image Processing, Optical Instrumentation, Photonics Design and Validation, or work in the fields of Astrophysics, Space Science, and Medical Physics Organisations.



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