Provides foundations of physics and mathematics and gives the opportunity to look at wider aspects of physics through experimental study in investigative techniques. Also covered are fundamental engineering skills in electronics and mechanics.
Important themes of physics are introduced through courses in Thermal Physics, Photonics and Optics and Electronics. Experimental, Programming, and Communication skills are developed through practical laboratory activities.
Deals with more advanced treatments of core physics, such as: Electromagnetism; Dynamics and Relativity; and Solid State Physics. Experimental and programming skills are further developed using more in-depth experimental studies.
Deals with more advanced treatments of core physics, such as: Advanced Electromagnetism; Laser Physics; Quantum Concepts; and Solid State Physics. Students can choose from specialist topics including Optical Sensing and Optoelectronics.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including Maths or Physics plus English and Maths (if not held at Higher) at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths and Physics at BB plus English at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths and Physics at BB plus 4 Highers at ABBB.
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences