(PROVISIONAL)

2018/2019

Physics

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Students may enter Second Science from the First Science Area of Study Physics and Astrophysics (CK408), and may proceed to a BSc Single Honours Degree in Astrophysics, Science Education (Physics Route only) or Physics, or a Joint Honours Degree in Physics with one of Applied Mathematics or Mathematics.

BSc SINGLE HONOURS DEGREE

To progress to Second Science Single Honours Physics students must have passed the First Science Examination overall.

Students registered for the BSc Single Honours Degree in Physics may re-register for the BSc Single Honours in Astrophysics programme (or vice versa) at the end of their First or Second Years, subject to having passed the First Science Examination overall.

BSc JOINT HONOURS

Students in the Physics and Astrophysics Area of Study (CK408) who have passed First Science are eligible to enter the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Mathematics.

Students in the Physics and Astrophysics Area of Study (CK408) wishing to proceed to the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Applied Mathematics must have taken AM1054 (5 credits) from the list of electives for CK408 and passed First Science in order to be eligible for entering the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Applied Mathematics.

Students in the Physics and Astrophysics Area of Study (CK408) wishing to proceed to the Chemical Physics degree programme must have taken either CM1006 (10 credits) or CM1007 (15 credits) from the list of electives for CK408 and passed First Science in order to be eligible for entering the Chemical Physics degree programme.

Students from the Mathematical Sciences Area of Study (CK407) who have taken the Physics modules PY1052 and PY1053 in First Science, and who pass First Science, will be eligible to enter the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Applied Mathematics or Physics and Mathematics.

The programme structures for Physics are shown in Table 7.

TABLE 7 - PHYSICS

FIRST
SCIENCE

 

SECOND
SCIENCE

 

THIRD
SCIENCE

 

FOURTH
SCIENCE

CK408:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

 

Physics

PY +
AM +
MA +
AM/CM/CS/MA/PY/ST/BL

 

PY (40 credits) +
AM (10 credits) +
MA/AM/CM (10 credits)

 

PY (40 credits) +
AM (20 credits)

 

PY (60 credits)


 

 

 

or

 

or

 

 

 

 

Astrophysics

PY (45 credits)
AM (15 credits)

 

Astrophysics

PY (60 credits)

 
   
 
     

BSc Joint Honours

             

CK408:

 


 


 


 

PY +
AM +
MA +
ST

 

PY (30 credits) +
AM (25 credits) + MA (5 credits)

 

PY (30 credits) +
AM (30 credits)

 

PY (30 credits) +
AM (30 credits)

 
    or   or      
   

PY (30 credits) +
AM (10 credits) + MA (20 credits)

 

PY (30 credits) +
MA (30 credits)

 

PY (30 credits) +
MA/MF (30 credits)

 

Programme Requirements

SECOND SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Physics: PY2101 (5 credits), PY2102 (5 credits), PY2103 (5 credits), PY2104 (5 credits), PY2105 (5 credits),
PY2106 (5 credits), PY2107 (5 credits), PY2108 (5 credits)

Applied Mathematics: AM2060 (5 credits), AM2071 (5 credits)

Mathematics: MA2071 (5 credits)
plus 5 credits from:
AM2052 (5 credits), MA2054 (5 credits), MA2055 (5 credits), CM2003 (5credits), CM2004 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Physics: PY3101 (5 credits), PY3102 (5 credits), PY3103 (5 credits), PY3104 (5 credits), PY3105 (5 credits),
PY3106 (5 credits), PY3107 (5 credits), PY3108 (5 credits)

Minors: AM2061 (5 credits), AM3051 (5 credits)
plus 10 credits from:
AM2072 (5 credits), AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, AM3064 (5 credits), PY3109 (5 credits)

* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
OR

Astrophysics: PY3101 (5 credits), PY3102 (5 credits), PY3103 (5 credits), PY3104 (5 credits), PY3105 (5 credits), PY3106 (5 credits), PY3107 (5 credits), PY3108 (5 credits), PY3109 (5 credits)

Minors: AM2061 (5 credits), AM3051 (5 credits)
plus 5 credits from:
AM2072 (5 credits), AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, AM3064 (5 credits)

* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

FOURTH SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Physics: PY4115 (10 credits - major research project)
plus 50 credits from:
AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, PY3109 (5 credits), PY4101 (5 credits), PY4102 (5 credits), PY4103 (5 credits), PY4104 (5 credits), PY4105 (5 credits), PY4106 (5 credits), PY4107 (5 credits), PY4108 (5 credits), PY4109 (5 credits), PY4110 (5 credits), PY4111 (5 credits),
PY4112 (5 credits), PY4113 (5 credits), PY4117 (5 credits), PY4118 (5 credits), PY4126 (5 credits)

* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
OR

Astrophysics: PY4110 (5 credits), PY4111 (5 credits), PY4112 (5 credits), PY4115 (10 credits - major research project)
plus 35 credits from:
AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, PY4101 (5 credits), PY4102 (5 credits), PY4103 (5 credits), PY4104 (5 credits), PY4105 (5 credits), PY4106 (5 credits), PY4107 (5 credits), PY4108 (5 credits), PY4109 (5 credits), PY4113 (5 credits), PY4117 (5 credits), PY4118 (5 credits)

* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Notes:

  1. At most 35 credits can be taken in any one Semester.
  2. The substitution of taught modules by Project modules requires special permission from the Head of the Department.
  3. Other Elective modules may be selected from outside the Physics Department with the approval of the Head of Department.
  4. Individual elective modules may occasionally not be offered in some calendar years.

Examinations

Single Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination and qualify to proceed into Fourth Science may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree. Students who pass the Third University Examination in Science, but do not qualify to proceed into Fourth Science will be awarded a BSc Ordinary Degree.

Joint Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination in Science (Physics) and who qualify to proceed into Fourth Science may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree. There is no Autumn Supplemental Examination in the Research Project module which, if failed, must be repeated in a repeat year.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Physics within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Physics) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Requirements

SECOND SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Physics and Applied Mathematics:

Physics (30 credits): PY2101, PY2102, PY2103, PY2104, PY2106, PY2107 (5 credits per module)

Applied Mathematics (25 credits): AM2052, AM2060, AM2061, AM2071, AM2072 (5 credits per module)

Mathematics (5 credits): MA2071 (5 credits)

OR

Physics and Mathematics:

Mathematics/Applied Mathematics (30 credits): AM2071, MA2051, MA2054, MA2055, MA2071 (5 credits per module)
and either AM2052 or MS2016 (5 credits per module)

Physics (30 credits): PY2101, PY2102, PY2103, PY2104, PY2106, PY2107 (5 credits per module)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

THIRD SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Physics and Applied Mathematics:

Physics (30 credits):
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3106**, PY3107 (5 credits per module)
OR
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3107, PY3109 (5 credits per module)

Applied Mathematics (30 credits): AM3051, AM3052, AM3061, AM3062**, AM3063, AM3064 (5 credits per module)

OR

Physics and Mathematics

Physics (30 credits):
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3106**, PY3107 (5 credits per module)
OR
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3107, PY3109 (5 credits per module)

Mathematics (30 credits): MA3051, MA3052, MA3054, MA3056, MA3062, MA3063 (5 credits per module)

** If either AM3062 or PY3106 are not taken in third year they must be taken in fourth year.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

FOURTH SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Physics and Applied Mathematics:

Students take one of PY4115 (10 credits) or AM4091 (10 credits) together with

Physics (25 credits) from: PY3105, PY3106**, PY3109, PY4101, PY4102, PY4103, PY4104, PY4105, PY4106, PY4107, PY4108, PY4109, PY4110, PY4111, PY4112, PY4113, PY4117, PY4118, PY4126 (5 credits per module)

Applied Mathematics (25 credits): AM4060, AM4062, AM4063, AM4064, AM4065 (5 credits per module)

OR

Physics and Mathematics

Students take one of MA4091 (10 credits) or PY4115 (10 credits) together with

Physics (25 credits): AM3062 (5 credits) plus 20 credits from:
AM3052, PY3105, PY3106**, PY3109, PY4101, PY4102, PY4103, PY4104, PY4105, PY4106, PY4107, PY4108, PY4109, PY4110, PY4111, PY4112, PY4113, PY4117, PY4118, PY4126 (5 credits per module)

Mathematics (25 credits): Students take 15 credits of core modules as follows: MA4052, MA4058, MA4059 (each 5 credits)
plus 10 credits from the following: MA4062, MA4063, MF4054 (each 5 credits)

Notes:

  1. At most 35 credits can be taken in any one Semester.
  2. If PY3106 was not taken in 3rd year, it must be included among the Physics modules taken in 4th year.
  3. The substitution of taught modules by project modules requires special permission from the Head of Department.
  4. Other elective modules may be selected from outside the Physics Department with the approval of Head of Department.
  5. Individual elective modules may occasionally not be offered on some calendar years.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Single Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination and qualify to proceed into Fourth Science may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree. Students who pass the Third University Examination in Science, but do not qualify to proceed into Fourth Science will be awarded a BSc Ordinary Degree.

Joint Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination in Science (Physics) and who qualify to proceed into Fourth Science may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree. There is no Autumn Supplemental Examination in the Research Project module which, if failed, must be repeated in a repeat year.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Physics within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Physics) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Astrophysics (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Mathematics and Physics (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Physics (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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