MEng, Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
, Duration: 5 Years
Engineering Physics is the application of physical principles and techniques to engineering and technology. This degree provides the knowledge and skills of a physics training that are required for producing engineering solutions in real-world situations. Physics at Aberystwyth University is accredited by the IOP (Institute of Physics). Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but one which makes significant contributions to modern society, with theoretical breakthroughs feeding into new sciences and fostering modern technologies. This degree will give you specialised knowledge in areas including micro and nano-electronics, applied photonics, materials design and production, quantum technology and space instrumentation. Graduating with a Master's qualification will further your career options and this course prepares you for a career as an engineer or scientist in areas such as industrial research and development and product development. Our researchers are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 Project and engineering low dimensional materials (i.e. graphene).
This is a fascinating and commercially important field of research. Throughout this five-year degree you will be introduced to: calculus, classical dynamics, forces and energy, optics, thermodynamics, professional issues in industry, condensed matter structure determination, quantum technology and internet technologies. In your third year, you will undertake your work placement in a real industry. This will increase your confidence and motivation for your studies. Students wishing to study through the medium of Welsh may do so with our Welsh medium modules. Our students learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals, individual and group-based project work. We assess our students through coursework, presentations, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor, who can help with any difficulties you might have with the degree or with university life.
Employability is embedded across all our teaching and ethics. We instil these skills to our students: research and data analysis, mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, independent working, time management, organisation, communication and teamworking. The ability to discuss concepts with peers, accommodate different viewpoints, meet deadlines and communicate ideas in a clear, concise manner are highly desirable skills in industry. YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and GO Wales are administered by the University's Career Service which works with local businesses to create paid work placements for students. It helps you gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV.
Your studies and qualification will allow you to pursue a career in engineering, research or development. Typical careers include: medical physicist, radiation protection practitioner, research scientist, systems developer, product development, technical author and meteorologist. In addition, you will acquire transferable skills, such as problem-solving abilities, needed for success in a wider range of careers.
Aberystwyth University is ranked in the UK top 5 and best in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017).
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Aber is so amazing! The academic staff are brilliant, really helpful and encouraging to make you think outside the box, the uni is right next to a lovely coastline, so everyone goes down to the beach when the sun’s out to relax – a highlight of the year. The nightlife is also great, loads of bars in town and everyone’s up for it – you end up not needing the union (besides the legendary Bierkeller) after first year, there’s so much on in town.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Set for Year 1 for International at £15,200
Department of Physics (undergraduate enquiries): Tel. +44 (0)1970 622802
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