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GA783
Physics and Instrumentation

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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This course provides students with an extensive knowledge and experience of modern instrumentation and control systems. The course aims to strike a balance between the physical principles underlying modern instrumentation and the demands of the workplace. 

The delivery of the course is focused on teaching instrumentation and related topics through the how-and-why approach of a physicist. There is an emphasis on developing flexibility in thinking with the ability to synthesise new ideas whilst further advancing practical skills. 

There is no need to have studied physics at leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.

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The course aims to strike a balance between the physical principles underlying modern instrumentation and the demands of the workplace; that is between theory and direct applications to industrial, analytical, scientific and control instrumentation. The delivery of the course is focused on teaching instrumentation and related topics through how-and-why approach of a physicist. There is an emphasis on developing flexibility in thinking with the ability to synthesise new ideas whilst further advancing practical skills. This approach means that the graduate will be able to use and further develop current instruments and systems, and will also be readily able to understand and adapt to new technologies.

There is no need to have studied Physics at Leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all Science subjects are delivered in year one.


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GA783 - Physics and Instrumentation
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Graduates meet the requirements of industry at professional or engineer level. They gain employment in the following areas:

  • The design of industrial instrumentation and process control systems.
  • The development and design of new instruments and transducers.
  • Setting up testing and validation procedures.
  • In research activities in the semiconductor sector
  • In sectors such as software, pharmaceutical, biomedical and electronics.



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