This full-time program lasts four years. The first two years are a combination of core modules taken in both the BA in Mathematical Sciences and the BA in Applied Physics at UL.
In these first two years the fundamental aspects of physics and mathematics are established. Physical subjects will include topics such as Mechanics, Waves, Light, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetism, and Modern Physics, covering the scope of current basic understanding in physics. Also, the most widely applied topics are optics and semiconductors, which are essential to modern technology.
During the spring semester of your junior year, a period of cooperative education (industry placement) gives you hands-on experience in a relevant work environment. It is organized by the University Cooperative Education Department in collaboration with representatives from various industries, both in Ireland and abroad. Students are interviewed by company representatives. Upon selection, they are offered full-time employment during the Cooperative Education period and paid at a competitive rate.
During the last year a project has been carried out that allows an in-depth analysis of a specific problem. This also provides students interested in graduate research with the opportunity to conduct exploratory investigation of a potential research topic.
Employability skills of this grade
- Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
- IELTS 6.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).
- TOEFL 580 (on paper) or 90 (on the internet).
- UL has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2021/2 admission (due at the closing of the exam centers). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this for certain programs.
Applicants must possess at the time of enrollment the established Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects that must include: two H5 grades (higher level ) and four O6 (ordinary level) or four H7 (upper level) Level) grades. Subjects must include Math, Irish or another language.
In addition, applicants must have a minimum grade of O3 / H7 in Mathematics and a grade of H4 in any of the following: Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics , Physics with Chemistry.