Nanoscience – Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (N-PCAM) is a four-year degree programme, run jointly by the Schools of Chemistry and Physics at Trinity College Dublin. Students will gain a deep and lasting understanding of the science of advanced materials that underpins the 'nano' revolution. All Trinity Physics degree courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics, which is the professional body for physicists in Ireland and the UK. Holders of accredited degrees can follow a route to Institute of Physics Membership and the 'Chartered Physicist' (CPhys). professional qualification.
What is Nanoscience and Advanced Materials?
Technological innovation progresses hand-in-hand with the development of new materials. Modern materials can be tailor-made for specific applications, and include superconductors, polymers and materials for use in lasers and optoelectronics. Advanced materials can be found in applications ranging from computers and electronics to biomedical devices and aeroplanes.
This degree programme will equip students to work across a diverse range of industries that employ nanotechnology. In the first two years students take 20 credits in each of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics including some specialised classes. In the third and fourth years the course includes modules in nanoscience and advanced materials. Final year students carry out a three month research project, in an industrial or research laboratory, often outside Ireland.
You can find out more about the course structure by visiting the course and module page.
Is it for me?
Yes, if you are strong in both Chemistry and Physics. Yes, if you enjoy laboratory work and want to work in high tech industry or research after university.
How do I apply?
Apply for TR063 Nanoscience..
Entry requirements and other information can be found in the TCD Prospectus.
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