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University College Cork BSc (Hons) in Industrial Physics
University College Cork

BSc (Hons) in Industrial Physics

Cork, Ireland

4 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 3,130 / per year *


* EU student contribution + capitation |2022-23 International Fee EUR 22,500 per year. Subject to change year-to-year


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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 joint University College Cork (UCC) / Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) degree combines fundamental physics with hands-on industrial training, targeting careers in some of the most exciting and innovative industries in Ireland and abroad.

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.

The first two years of the course focus mainly on fundamental physics, and the third and fourth years place emphasis on industrial control technology.

Why Choose This Course

  • Joint degree blending particular strengths of two institutions
  • Long established extended placement scheme with potential employers
  • High employer demand for graduates

This joint program offers students a unique training and educational experience based at two internationally regarded institutes. You will graduate with a strong grounding in fundamental physics concepts together with industrially-focussed training and expertise in areas such as instrumentation and automation.

The physics department in UCC has a very active research programme and offers exciting opportunities for further postgraduate research leading to MSc or PhD in a range of topics including astrophysics, optics, atomic physics, quantum optics, and photonics. The departmental research groups are located in the physics department and in Tyndall National Institute – UCC’s largest research institute.

Connected Curriculum

Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between topics such as physics, chemistry, technology, and society.

Available Scholarships

We support our postgraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the SEFS Scholarships and Funding PG page for more information.

Placement or Study Abroad Information

All our BSc Industrial Physics students are offered a 10-week placement in Year 3 (Module PY3114). 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.



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