The course

UCAS code
Up to 4 years
Delivery type


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Our Engineering Physics degree looks at engineering applications of physics in areas such as Microelectronics, Optics and Electromagnetism. It will help you develop a creative approach to solving engineering-related problems.

The course includes practical, theoretical and skill-based studies in Materials Science, Electronics, and Computer Modelling. This Engineering Physics degree will give you the knowledge and skills required by both the industry and service sectors. You’ll also be well prepared for a career in research.


The honours degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Course content

Detailed course guide
Year 1

Provides foundations of physics and mathematics, and the opportunity to look at wider aspects through a series of courses in investigative techniques. Fundamental engineering skills in electronics and mechanics are covered in courses delivered by the engineering departments.

Year 2

Important themes of physics are introduced through courses in Photonics and Optics; Thermal Physics and Properties of Matter.

Year 3

Deals with more advanced treatments of core physics, such as: Electromagnetism; Dynamics and Quantum Concepts; and Solid State Physics. Experimental and programming skills are further developed using more in-depth experimental studies and simulations.

Year 4

Physics courses cover Quantum Concepts, Nuclear and Particle physics. There is an increased emphasis on engineering including topics such as Electrical Energy Systems and Energy Studies.