1.1 These regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate degrees and the Faculty Regulations.

1.2 The degree programme aims to strike a balance between the physical principles underlying modern instrumentation and the demands of the workplace; that is between theory and direct applications to industrial, analytical, scientific and control instrumentation.

1.3 The delivery of the degree programme is focused on teaching instrumentation and related topics through how-and-why approach of a physicist. There is an emphasis on developing flexibility in thinking with the ability to synthesise new ideas whilst further advancing practical skills. This approach means that the graduate will be able to use and further develop current instruments and systems, and will also be readily able to understand and adapt to new technologies

1.4 This is a highly integrated multi-disciplinary programme, with a mix of Applied Physics and Instrumentation engineering modules, and therefore suit students interested in applied science and/or engineering. The degree programme particularly suit students who are interested in how things work, solving problems and meeting technical challenges

1.5 Applied Physics and Instrumentation constitute the core of the Programme and provide a systematic and comprehensive treatment on both fundamental principles and practical applications.

1.6 This is a unique programme that brings the applications of physics and the technology of instrumentation together in order to provide specialists for many sectors of industry.


After completion of the degree programme students should be able to:

2.1 analyse, design, implement and maintain instrumentation & control systems

2.2 diagnose problems and implement solutions for a wide range of instrumentation systems used to measure and control technical processes

2.3 apply physical principles to industrial, medical and agricultural problems, especially when dealing with highly precise and delicate measurements, and high levels of automation technologies

2.4 show knowledge of the current state of technology across a broad spectrum; demonstrate a sound educational basis to cope with future technological developments

2.5 apply the fundamental scientific conduct, design and implement a programming task; use a wide of range of tools available to the Industrial Scientist/Instrumentation Engineer

2.6 provide the students with a comprehensive knowledge of process control, quality and systems in the context of the operations of process industries.

2.7 pursue Post-Graduate degree(s) in the fIeld of Applied Physics and Instrumentation and Engineering Science


Graduates with the BSc Applied Physics and Instrumentation Honours Degree will seek employment in Industry, Commerce and Research as:
• Instrumentation and Control Engineers, Instrumentation Design Scientists, Technologists.
• Process Control/Automation Specialists; Metrologists.
• Radiation control OffIcers; Industrial Software/hardware specialists, R & D Scientists.
• Hi-Tech Consultants; and College/University Lecturers.


In order to qualify for acceptance to the BSc Applied Physics and Instrumentation Honours Degree, the candidate must have obtained the following qualifications:
“A” Level Passes in Physics and Mathematics