Plasma Science and Technology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Plasma Science and Technology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to provide students an overview of the fundamental principles that govern low pressure plasma discharges and a broad awareness of the current applications of plasma processing and surface analysis techniques in industry.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. State the fundamental properties of a plasma.
    2. Relate previously introduced physical principles to that of plasmas.
    3. Identify the properties of a plasma to the area of its application.
    4. Critically evaluate a research paper in the area of plasma physics.
    5. Describe the vacuum systems used in plasma systems.
    6. Identify the physical quantities relevant to vacuum systems.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.