24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
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The Master’s program in Engineering Physics at Instituto Superior Técnico is intended for graduates in areas related to Engineering, in particular Physics, Energy, Nanotechnology, Electronics, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanics and related areas.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

Engineering Physics brings about the vision that economic, human and social progress may be achieved by understanding and manipulating matter, not only at macroscopic scale, but also at scales from nanotechnology to the remote and unknown parts of the Universe. An engineering physicist is challenged daily to participate in scientific development in order to extend the limits of science, by acquiring and applying new knowledge in the frontier between science, engineering and technology.

Career Opportunities

Instituto Superior Técnico MSc graduates in Engineering Physics may work in cutting-edge technology companies and in research and development (R&D). Given its multidisciplinary nature and background in cross cutting areas, graduates are also able to pursue a career in:

  • Microtechnology and nanotechnology;
  • Bioengineering and in the medical sector;
  • Aircraft and space technology industries;
  • Energy companies;
  • Software development;
  • Higher education and/or scientific research institutions;
  • Consulting companies and banks;
  • Governmental institutions.

Programme Structure

  • The MSc Programme in Engineering Physics (Major) improves the capabilities and knowledge acquired in the 1st Cycle in subject areas such as Particle Physics, Plasma, Nuclear Physics, Nanoelectronics, Astrophysics, Relativity, Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, among others.
  • The programme structure offers you the possibility to take modules within the core structure..

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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