Industrial Physics - Offered jointly by UCC & CIT

University College Cork


Course Name Industrial Physics - Offered jointly by UCC & CIT
Course Provider University College Cork
Alternative Provider(s) Cork Institute of Technology
Course Code CK409
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Honours)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements H4 in a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science) and a H4 in Maths or Applied Maths. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish and English.

Additional Requirement
H4 in a lab science subject. H4 in Maths or Applied Maths (if the H4 is in Applied Maths, a H6 in Maths is also required).
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

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Number of Places Approx. Intake 15
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 5
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Industrial physicists are problem solvers, able to quickly solve problems in a wide range of industrial settings, devising and employing novel and unconventional techniques as needed. This joint UCC/CIT degree combines fundamental physi...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules
CORE: PY1052 Introduction to Modern Physics 1 (10 credits); PY1053 Introduction to Modern Physics 2 (10 credits); MA1011 Mathematical Methods 1 (5 credits); MA1012 Mathematical Methods 2 (5 credits); CM1006 Chemistry for Physicists a...

Careers or Further Progression Careers

A degree in Industrial Physics can lead to rewarding roles in many sectors such as:

• Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceuticals
• Medical devices
• Food/drinks manufacturing
• Consultancy.

Further Study
Graduates may further their studies through Level 9 Master’s degrees, for example the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at CIT, or Level 10 PhDs, for example at the Tyndall National Institute.
Further Enquiries Dr Bryan Kelleher
T: +353 (0)21 490 3302
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 413
2018 511
2017 445