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Engineering Physics BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Our Engineering Physics degree looks at engineering applications of physics in areas such as Microelectronics, Optics and Electromagnetism. It will help you develop a creative approach to solving engineering-related problems.

The course includes practical, theoretical and skill-based studies in Materials Science, Electronics, and Computer Modelling. This Engineering Physics degree will give you the knowledge and skills required by both the industry and service sectors. You’ll also be well prepared for a career in research.

Accreditation

The honours degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

The course aims to: • Provide students with up-to-date knowledge and skills in the engineering applications of physics. • Provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of modern industry and academic research in physics. • Enable students to adapt and respond positively to rapid technological changes. • Develop critical, analytical and problem-solving abilities and core skills in preparation for graduate employment in a variety of careers. • Foster the development of a self-reliant and open-minded attitude which encourages lifelong learning in educational, work and social contexts.

Assessment

The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types: informal diagnostic tests which determine preparedness for a topic or module; formative tests during modules which provide feedback on performance and are used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during modules and summative assessment at the conclusion of modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to measure formally achievement in specified learning outcomes.

Understanding, knowledge and subject-specific skills are assessed through a variety of means such as web-based tests (multiple-choice and short-answer), coursework assignments, unseen written examinations, laboratory reports, group and individual projects and presentations.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,400per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

including Physics and Maths for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: AAB including Physics and Maths.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    168 73%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    8th

    5

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