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Engineering Physics (with integrated year in industry) BEng

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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 with the production of engineering solutions in real-world situations.

You will spend a year working in industry during your third year, which will give you a head start in your chosen career and allow you to develop the core skills that employers want, allowing for a smoother transition from campus to career.

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

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

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

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

Employability

What can I do with a degree in Engineering Physics?

This course is designed to allow students to progress and pursue a career in engineering, research and development.

But other graduates from the Physics department have discovered other pathways:

  • Medical Physicist
  • Radiation Protection Practitioner
  • Research Scientist
  • Systems Developer
  • Product Development
  • Technical Author
  • Meteorologist

Employability is embedded across all of our teaching and ethics. We instill these skills in our students:

  • Research and data analysis skills
  • Enhanced mathematical and computational skills
  • Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance
  • Teamworking, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    42nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    39th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    9

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