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BEng in Engineering Physics (with year in industry) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Engineering Physics

Course Description

Engineering Physics (with Integrated Year in Industry), at Aberystwyth University, applies physical principles and techniques to engineering and technology. The degree combines the knowledge, training and skills of a discipline in Physics to the production of engineering solutions in real-world situations.

Students on this course will have the opportunity to undertake a year in professional industry. This placement will give you a head start in the your chosen career and allow you to develop the core skills that employers want, allowing for a smoother transition from campus to career.

The degree is accredited by the IOP (Institute of Physics) and even though one of the oldest academic disciplines, it makes significant contributions to modern society, with theoretical breakthroughs that feed into new sciences and foster modern technologies.

  • Focus on a strong practical and IT component
  • Gain specialised knowledge in topics such as: micro and nano-electronics, applied photonics, materials design and production, quantum technology, robotics, solar energy and space instrumentation
  • Prepare for a career as an engineer or scientist in areas such as industrial Research and Development, product development and work in national research laboratories
  • Our Researchers are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 Project and engineering low dimensional materials (i.e. graphene)
  • The Department offers a number of modules through the medium of Welsh. Further details are available from the Department
  • Students who are interested in undertaking a Master's qualification will be interested in our sister course MEng Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics (with Integrated Year in Industry), at Aberystwyth University, applies physical principles and techniques to engineering and technology. The degree combines the knowledge, training and skills of a discipline in Physics to the production of engineering solutions in real-world situations. Students on this course will have the opportunity to undertake a year in...

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Course Content

In your first year you may explore:

  • Calculus
  • Classical Dynamics
  • Classical Physics
  • Introduction to Computational and Experimental Physics
  • Algebra and Differential Equations 
  • Communication Technology
  • Forces and Energy
  • Modern Physics 
  • Introduction to Computational and Experimental Physics

In your second year you may discover:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Data Handling and Statistics
  • Instrumentation, Electronics and Sensors
  • Opitcs
  • Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Experimental Physics 
  • Quantum Mechanics

In your third year, you will undertake your work experience placement in an industry relevant to this degree. 

In your fourth year you may research:

  • Concepts in condensed matter physics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Engineering Control Theory 
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • An individual project
  • Probing Atoms and Molecules
  • Professional issues industry
  • Modern Optics and Photonics
  • Condensed Matter Structure Determination 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Space Robotics

In your first year you may explore: Calculus Classical Dynamics Classical Physics Introduction to Computational and Experimental Physics Algebra and Differential Equations  Communication Technology Forces and Energy Modern Physics  Introduction to Computational...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120

A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Physics and B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with B in A level Physics and B in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Physics and Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Physics and Mathematics

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Physics and B in Mathematics GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with B in A level Physics and B in Mathematics International...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students through coursework, presentations, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations.

We assess our students through coursework, presentations, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations.