Industrial physicists are problem solvers, able to solve problems quickly and in a wide range of industrial settings, devising and using unconventional techniques.
Advanced, high-precision manufacturing is the core of Ireland’s industrial output. This degree is ideal for students who wish to gain deep insight into the physics of modern technologies, and who enjoy applying this knowledge to problem solving in real-world environments. With strong employer demand for qualified graduates, this ever-expanding field offers career paths for graduates who wish to use their skills in technical settings and equally those seeking a corporate management path.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
48 Months Full-time (4 Years)
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
All BSc Industrial Physics students are offered a 10-week placement, either directly in industry or in a university or research centre laboratory, performing industrially-related research and development. The placements are most frequently in Ireland and have often led to offers of employment, though they may also be carried out at international sites.
Application Closing Date
Open for applications
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Joint degree blending particular strengths of two institutions.
- High employer demand for graduates.
- Long established extended placement scheme with potential employers.
- All BSc Industrial Physics students are offered a 10-week placement, either directly in industry or in a university or research centre laboratory, performing industrially-related research and development.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
- Leaving Certificate:
At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H4 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects.
Lab Science: H4
*H4 can be in Maths or Applied Maths. If the H4 is in Applied Maths, a H6 in Mathematics is also required.
The following are considered Lab Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science.
- A-Levels: B B C
- IB: 31
Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing email@example.com.
UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.
IELTS: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture). 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5.
TOEFL: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture).
- TOEFL 80: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17
Pearson PTE Academic: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture). 59 Minimum individual sections 5
Special Entry Requirements
A degree in Industrial Physics can lead to rewarding roles in many sectors such as Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceuticals; medical devices; food/drinks manufacturing and consultancy.