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DC167
Physics with Astronomy

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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).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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415

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This course explores  how to apply the science of physics to unravel the mysteries of the universe. It brings together the areas of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, space science and technology.

The first two years focus on classical and modern physics, combined with various aspects of astronomy, as well as mathematics, electronics, and computing. Third year allows for more practical work experience and the final year gives time for specialisation and individual research. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on laboratory and project work, and the development of IT skills.


 
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DC167 - Physics with Astronomy
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DC167 - Physics with Astronomy
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:
C20011 or 5N2747
C20006 or 5N2746
C20048 or 5N1460
C20139 or 5N1833
C20033 or 5N2751

and a pass in C20139 or 5N1833

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In Year Three students can either take a five day field trip to a foreign observatory or choose to work in industry or a research group as part of an INTRA placement.

Graduates find future careers in the areas of Meterology, Image Processing, Optical Instrumentation, Photonics Design and Validation, or work in the fields of Astrophysics, Space Science, and Medical Physics Organisations.



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