Solving complex, sometimes interdisciplinary problems, is a central part of the education, requiring a profound knowledge and understanding of physics, as well as experience with analytical and computational tools.
The master’s programme in Engineering Physics is supported by a faculty with about 50 professors and associate professors working actively in a large number of fields of engineering physics ranging from experimental biophysics and nanophysics to theoretical particle physics. Their activities touch upon a large number of fields within modern physics.
The programme is organized into five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic and Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics. Each track has compulsory, conditionally elective and elective courses. The elective courses are an important part of the programme and comprise about 40 credits in each track, which give the students great freedom to tailor their own learning profile within physics.
Graduates of this programme can look forward to ample job opportunities, both in industry and academic research. Graduates are well prepared for a career as problem solvers or researchers in a wide range of industrial companies. Examples of such industries include the fields of biotechnology, medicine, optics, electronics, nano-tools and many more. Students from all specialisations are also well prepared to continue studying at doctoral level.
The Biomedical Physics track aims to develop the ability of physicists to interact with the life science disciplines, and offers suitable combinations of subjects, both for a career in industry.
The Nano Physics track offers knowledge and skills that is of fundamental importance in a broad spectrum of technological applications.
The Optical Physics track covers a subject which is important in basic and applied research, as well as in industrial applications. Students with a good knowledge of this field are much sought after as PhD students, as well as for positions in industry and consulting.The Subatomic and Astrophysics track covers a selection of basic science topics at the front-line of contemporary physics.
The Theoretical Physics track provides the students with a broad education in fundamental theoretical physics, preparing them for a future as problem solvers or researchers in industry.
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Programme specific admission requirements
A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in physics or a physics-related subject, with sufficient theoretical depth, and with good academic results. Documented skills are required in mathematics (differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations & transforms, and statistics) and physics (classical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, waves, geometrical optics). The physics coursework must correspond to at least 45 ECTS.
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