BSc (with Honors) in Physics and Astrophysics

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September
    Please note that applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in December 2020 and close on May 31, 2021

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 22,130 / year

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Program description

If you are passionate about how things work and enjoy science experiments and mathematics, you should study physics, the study of the universe, from the largest galaxies to matter itself.

Physics and technologies developed by physicists play an important role in chemistry, biology, medicine, electronics, geology and in the applied fields of optics, nanotechnology, computer science and engineering.

His concepts, from relativity to quantum mechanics, defy imagination. A physical education not only develops problem-solving skills, but also provides a firm understanding of basic science and the ability to apply and adapt that knowledge in the workplace.

Why choose this course

The UCC program offers an excellent education in experimental and theoretical physics.

Physics and technologies developed by physicists play an important role in atmospheric science, chemistry, biology, medicine, electronics, geology, energy, optics, nanotechnology, computer science and engineering.

A physics education provides problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills and can lead to a wide range of careers.

You’ll enter the job market with a first-class numbering degree from one of the strongest math science departments in the country.

The emphasis on developing problem-solving skills in a variety of disciplines is highly appreciated by employers. Our students have an excellent track record in both post-graduation professional development and graduate study.

We have strong links with local, national and international companies, as well as a strong international reputation for research, which will add value to your title.

Program structure

Modules of year 1

Core:

  • PY1052 and PY1053 Introduction to Physics I and II (10 credits each)
  • MA1011 Mathematical methods I (5 credits)
  • MA1012 Mathematical methods II (5 credits)
  • AM1020 Mathematical modeling (5 credits)
  • AM1021 Mechanics I (5 credits)
  • ST1051 Introduction to probability and statistics (5 credits)

Core:

  • PY1052 and PY1053 Introduction to Physics I and II (10 credits each)
  • AM1052 Introduction to mathematics (5 credits)
  • MA1058 Introduction to linear algebra (5 credits)
  • MA1059 Calculus (5 credits)
  • MA1060 Introduction to analysis (5 credits)
  • ST1051 Introduction to probability and statistics (5 credits)

Electives for Option 1 and 2 for the value of 15 credits from the following:

  • AM1053 Introduction to mathematical modeling (5 credits)
  • AM1054 Mathematical software (5 credits)
  • CM1006 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists and Mathematicians (10 credits)
  • CM1007 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists (15 credits)
  • CS1061 programming in C (5 credits)
  • CS1065 Computer Applications with Visual Basic (5 credits)
  • CS1068 Introductory Programming in Python (5 credits)
  • MA1057 Introduction to abstract algebra (5 credits)
  • PY1054 Special topics in physics (5 credits)
  • ST1051 Introduction to probability and statistics (5 credits).
  • BL1002 Cells, biomolecules, genetics and evolution
  • BL1004 Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems

Core:

  • PY1052 and PY1053 Introduction to Physics I and II (10 credits each)
  • MA1058 Introduction to linear algebra (5 credits)
  • MA1059 Calculus (5 credits)
  • MA1060 Introduction to analysis (5 credits)
  • CM1007 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists (15 credits)

Electives for Option 3 two modules worth 10 credits of the following:

  • BL1002 Cells, biomolecules, genetics and evolution
  • BL1004 Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems

Option 1

Students select a grade sequence from:

  • Astrophysics
  • Physics
  • Chemical physics

Option 2

  • Science Mathematics and Physics

Option 3

  • Scientific Education (Physics Path only).

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement 1 x H4, 1 x H5, 4 x O6 / H7; Math and lab science courses are required.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an official degree translated into English will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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