BSc Physics with Computer Science

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  • Objectives
    Modern physics makes wide use of computers, for example for applications in experimental work, for interpreting data, and especially for theoretical modeling of physical systems and processes. This degree offers a stimulating combination of physics and computer science, and ample opportunity for you to apply your computer science knowledge to physics. Our Physics course provides a broad-based and intellectually demanding education across the whole spectrum of modern physics. It includes all the fundamental knowledge essential to the professional physicist, and will help you to develop the qualities and abilities physicists rely on. The carefully selected computing courses are taught by the Department of Computer Science, and a selection of computer based physics projects are available in year three.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB + BB Scottish Highers - AAAB + AB in Advanced Highers Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB International Baccalaureate - 33 points Core Requirements - GCE A Level in Physics and Maths. GCE AS Level Maths cannot replace GCE A Level Maths
  • Academic title
    BSc Physics with Computer Science
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options. 

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Fields, Waves and Quanta  20
    Introductory Mathematics for Physicists and Astronomers  20
    Mechanics, Heat and Matter  20
    Basic Java Programming and Problem-Solving  10
    Computer Systems Architecture  10
    Further Subsidiary Mathematics  10
    Mathematics for Physicists  10
    Object Oriented Design and Programming with Java  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Atomic Spectra and Relativity  10
    Computer Network Technologies  10
    Electromagnetism  10
    Experimental Physics 2  10
    Formal Modelling of Software Systems  10
    Mathematical Methods for Physics and Astronomy  10
    Optics  10
    Programming in C  10
    Quantum Mechanics  10
    Solids  10
    Thermal Physics  10
    Topics In Classical Physics  10
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Advanced Electrodynamics and Magnetism  10
    Atomic and Laser Physics  10
    Data Structures and Algorithms  10
    Distributed Systems  10
    Metals, Semi-conductors and Insulators  10
    Nuclear Physics  10
    Numerical and Computational Physics  10
    Particle Physics  10
    Physics Level 3 Project 2  10
    Techniques of Problem Solving in Physics  10
    Advanced Radiation Physics  10
    Dark Matter and the Universe  10
    Introduction to Cosmology  10
    Mathematical Physics  10
    Nuclear Astrophysics  10
    Relativity and Cosmology  10

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