Applied Physics & Instrumentation (Hons)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Applied Physics and Instrumentation

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    See Apply Tab

Course Duration:

1 year full-time (part-time mode of study is also available)

Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation with a minimum average mark of 50%
  2. Holders of other Level 7 qualifications in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline with a minimum average mark of 50%
  3. Applicants holding relevant Level 8 qualifications or having relevant industrial experience may be eligible for exemptions from certain modules


Physical Sciences


This programme of 60 credits aims to meet the requirements of industry for professionally qualified personnel in instrumentation and to satisfy the demands of students for a qualification in Applied Physics & Instrumentation to the highest undergraduate level.


All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Department website




Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics and Instrumentation


Validating Body

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)


This degree is recognised by the Institute of Physics. Graduates of recognised degrees qualify for Associate Membership upon graduation and may apply for full Membership after appropriate work experience.


Further Studies at MTU

Research link

Graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at Masters (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) levels.

MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.


Please click here for detailed modules information for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics & Instrumentation.

Full-time Applicants

Full-time Applications for this course are processed by the Central Applications Office (CAO) - Advanced Entry

Please ensure that you include all relevant information that might help us assess your application: 


Transcripts from previous Higher Education

  • A CV with information about relevant previous experience with references
  • A statement of interest. 



Part-time Applicants
  • Online application will  open shortly for part-time course commencing September 2021.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'Apply online >>' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.




James Barrett
021 433 5596

Nicola Byron Department Secretary
021 4335870

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