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Industrial & Environmental Physics / Fisic Thionsclaíoch & Chomhshaoil


What is... Industrial & Environmental Physics?

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the necessary skills for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of technology and physics, with a particular emphasis on the applications of physics in industrial and environmental contexts including the science underlying renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme will have experience and skill in handling instrumentation and in the analysis, interpretation, presentation and critical evaluation of data. These skills along with an up-to-date knowledge of their field makes them highly suited for careers in industry and technology, especially in industries relating to renewable energy and sustainability, as technicians or as research assistants.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates who achieve appropriate grades are eligible to apply for entry to Year 3 of the Honours Degree programme DT222 Physics Technology.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The first year of the programme is common with the programmes DT212 Science, DT259 Biosciences and DT261 Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences, giving the student a broad scientific base before concentrating on the Applied Physics in Year 2 and Year 3.

The programme is offered on a modular basis. Six common core modules in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, professional skills and Information Technology provide students with a solid foundation in science. In the second semester there are modules of Project Based Physics, Astronomy and Environmental & Energy Physics. The student chooses an additional module from a selection of Chemistry and Biology modules on offer.

In the third year the applied and practical nature of the degree and the emphasis on environment, energy and industry come to the fore.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional skills
  • Information Technology
  • Project Based Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental & Energy Physics

Year Two

  • Optics & Optical Instrumentation
  • Heat
  • Radiation & Astrophysics
  • Industrial Measurement
  • Mechanics
  • Physics of Materials
  • AutoCAD
  • Electronics
  • Professional Development

Year Three

  • Renewable Energy Technology of Sustainability
  • Applied Optics
  • Acoustics & Industrial Noise
  • Non-Ionising Radiation
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Vacuum & Semi-Conductor Technology
  • Applied Heat
  • Medical Devices and Bio-engineering
  • Electrical & Magnetic Properties of Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Final year Research Project.

Is there an Advanced Entry Option?

Yes. An application to any year after Year 1 is called Advanced Entry.

  • All applications are made through CAO and not directly to us here in TU Dublin. Click here to apply.
  • Closing dates for application vary. Most programmes will be open until 30th June but many programmes accept late applications.
  • Contact the School directly using details below to ask if a late application will be considered.

Further Information

T: (01) 402 4953 (Dr. John Doran)

T: (01) 402 4736 (Dr. Elizabeth Gregan)