United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Engineering Physics (inc Integrated Industrial and Professional Training)

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. The Department of Physics received 95% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016. 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. It is notable that 92% of undergraduates from the Department of Physics who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).

  • Qualification
    Master of Engineering - MEng
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including industrial placement
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £14,750