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Students are given a grounding in fundamental maths, physics, computing and electronics in their first year, and then go on to focus on industrially important areas such as process technology, materials science, optics, and instrumentation. There is a work placement taken in Year 3. Students select their area of specialisation in the final year. The small class numbers may explain the very low drop out rate. Most days last from 9 to 4, with extra hours for lab work reports and projects.
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Students are very positive about the course and believe it is very much undervalued by second level graduates. Career routes include laser physics, biophysics and medical physics.
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Caitriona Jackman went to secondary school at Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick. From there, she did a degree in Applied Physics at the University of Limerick. During that time she did a 9-month co-op placement at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey. After graduation she moved to the University of Leicester to do a PhD in Planetary Science. She is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London.