Program Overview

Are you the type of person who enjoys understanding the details of how current technologies work? Would you like to use this understanding to develop new technologies and applications? Do you want to have flexibility in choosing your career?  If so, this programme might suit you.

In short, the top reasons for studying applied physics at UL are:

  • A pragmatic balance between fundamental and applied aspects of physics.
  • Strong emphasis on problem-solving skills making graduates highly desirable as employees in industry, academia and research.
  • Strong engagement in research ensuring that graduates are up to date with the latest developments in applied physics.
  • Outstanding links with local industry for cooperative placement, collaborative research and employment.
  • A friendly, collaborative, and highly collegial environment that stimulates innovative thinking and promotes the highest standard of accomplishment in tackling challenges.


  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee



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The programme is four years in duration.The first two years provide you with a strong foundation in the following areas:

  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Modern Physics
  • Experimental Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics
  • Computing
  • Mathematics

The third and fourth years of study provide core material in the following areas:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Semiconductors
  • Nanotechnology
  • Computational Physics
  • Medical Instrumentation

An important element of the final year is an Applied Physics project which gives you the opportunity to study a problem in depth. During the Spring Semester and Summer of third year a period of Cooperative Education gives you the experience of the application of Physics in an industrial environment.

Entry Requirements for applicants from India:

Standard XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Metro State Boards or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), with first-division/class standing and a minimum average grade of 70%.  

  • A language other than English and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
  • Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme (e.g. Math, Physics, French, etc.), a minimum grade of 70% in that subject at Grade XII is required. 

Non-EU Students

Student pays                                 Tuition Fees €16,465               
Student pays Student Centre Levy                                     €92

Employability skills from this degree

  • Planning, executing, analysing and reporting on experiments and investigations
  • Analysing data, evaluating the level of uncertainty in experimental investigations and drawing valid conclusions
  • Understanding mathematical modelling and the role of approximation
  • Producing clear and accurate scientific reports
  • Using laboratory apparatus and techniques soundly
  • Using technical language correctly
  • Working independently, using initiative to meet deadlines, and interacting constructively with other people
  • Construction of logical arguments
  • Problem solving by identifying the appropriate principles and using scientific techniques such as special and limiting cases and order-of-magnitude estimates
  • Numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • IT skills, including using programming languages and applications
  • Communication—listening carefully, reading demanding texts, and presenting complex information clearly


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