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Applied Physics & Instrumentation (BSc) (Part-time)

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  • Field of Study

    Applied Physics and Instrumentation

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  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    16th September 2019

Admission Requirements:

  1. Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation or the Higher Certificate in Science in Industrial Measurement & Control;
  2. Holders of other relevant Level 6 qualifications, including City & Guilds Course No. 275, will also be considered on an individual case basis;
  3. Applicants holding relevant Level 7 (or higher) qualifications or having relevant industrial experience may be eligible for exemptions from certain modules.

Course summary

This programme of 60 credits provides advanced specialist education in measurement and control technology that broadens the perspective of the student and helps to develop design capabilities in instrumentation. The course also helps to consolidate the basic foundation in the discipline for students wishing to pursue the Honours Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation.

Further studies

To progress from the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics & Instrumentation to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering,candidates must achieve a pass with at least an average mark of 50%. Progression is subject to the availability of places.


Physical Sciences

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

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 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


Course Fee: €250 per 5 credit module (incl. exam fees)


Modules will be offered on three evenings per week.
Note: This Level 7 programme is delivered over two academic years. 

Each year consists of two semesters: the first semester runs from September to January; and the second semester runs from February to June.


Single module certification within the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics & Instrumentation.

The major award of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics & Instrumentation (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications) will be received by students who successfully complete the course programme.

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

Suitably qualified graduates (minimum average mark of 50%) may apply to the

Progression to either honours degree programme is subject to the availability of places.

  • Online application is open for course commencing 9th September 2019.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 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 now' 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.


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